Monday, October 20, 2014
This is my 18 year old niece Rania. She died on Monday, October 13, 2014, after a life-long battle with Leukemia.
I am heartbroken.
I'm supposed to be a writer, able to find words, but I'm at a loss as to how to describe all of my emotions coherently.
Furious-Want to hit and scream and yell at the top of my lungs
Sad-How can this happen
Devastated-The tears won't stop
Heartbroken-A piece is missing
Unfair-Too young, such a fighter, only child
Why-There is nothing anyone could say that can ever make this okay
My husband took the first flight out to Morocco to be at his sister's side. I can't imagine the pain my sister-in-law must be going through.
All I keep thinking is, she just celebrated her 18th birthday on September 25th. She looked healthy and beautiful and so grown up in her birthday photos.
She was sweet, kind, loving, beautiful, smart and so much more.
I miss her. She is truly missed. Our whole family loved her. Such a precious wonderful girl who grew into a beautiful young woman.
I can't find the words, but I loved her. I am so sorry she is gone.
I can still remember when she was a little girl, sitting in my lap, playing with my hair.
That is all. Thank you for reading.