This is my sister Katherine Eileen birthday! Happy Birthday where ever you are! She died 18 December 2003 after having suffered with cancer and other ills for decades. During those difficult years, she needed all her energy to try to hear. Consequently, she was not very available to her loved ones.

Even before being diagnosed with liver cancer and being told that she had at best 3 months, she had stopped talking or eating. Upon hearing the news, I called, not knowing what to say. In hearing her weak hello, I started to sing, “I Just Called to Say I Love You”.

However the lump in my throat snagged the words rendering me speechless. in the most clear, beautiful voice I had heard from her in decades, she picked up the song. Her spirit soared, she sounded FREE, as she finished the song!

At that moment all there was between us and around us was LOVE!

Thank you Stevie Wonder!!

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