Friday, January 27, 2012


(Not an actual picture of us, just one that I found that speaks volumes to me)

My sister, Jennifer Shira, passed away January 9, 2012, in a car accident. I've tried over and over again to write a blog post about her for the last two weeks, but I just get overwhelmed with the grief of losing her that I can't finish. There's a lot I want to say, but I don't think I can do it just yet.

In the meantime, I just want to say that I love my sister so much. She has been exactly what I needed in this life. I depended on her a lot in so many different ways and she was always there for me. There was a very special bond that we shared that is very hard to explain. When we were together, we were in our own little world. We always dreamed of being neighbors and talked about it often. We'll be neighbors in Heaven and it will be the happiest reunion when I see her again.


  1. I have been thinking of you so much lately! My heart aches for you and your family! We pray for you and hope everything is looking brighter for you guys! Thanks for sharing! I can't even imagine the heart ache you feel! you are so strong! Love ya!

  2. Laurissa, Jenny is so very blessed to have such an amazing sister in you! She will no doubt be very much a part of your life as always. Now she can be there with you without all the advance notice. She is very aware of the loss we feel but wants us to look to The Savior and feel her spirit more strongly as ever. I love you more than words could express. I am thankful for the special bond you and Jennifer share. Nothing can ever separate the powerful love of sisters! I love you forever. xoxo

  3. Wow, that picture could totally be you two!! I was so heartbroken to hear about your sister. Although I only met her once (I think), I can tell that she was a beautiful person inside and out, and I know you two were close. I remember you talking about her all the time. I'm so sorry you are going through this! We will pray for you and your wonderful family!! I miss you.