|My sister, Lynette|
On February 13th 2005, I lost my best friend in a motorcycle accident. It was 2 days before her 20th birthday. I was devastated. Everyone was. She was like a sister to me, and basically grew up in our house. Suddenly this amazing person, that was such a big part of my life, just wasn't there anymore. It was a really tough time for me, and I didn't know if I would be able to live with the unbearable sadness forever. I had to accept the fact that she wouldn't be there with us when we graduated, or at my wedding one day. I didn't think that I would be able to get through that hard time, but somehow I did.
In July 2008, my sister lost four of her best friends in a car accident. I can't even begin to imagine what she must have gone through at that time. Very few people can. To lose someone special is extremely hard, I know, but to lose four of your closest friends at once, there's just no way to even try and imagine it. Needless to say, she was heartbroken. It must have been a terribly hard time for her. I can't even think what it must have been like for her, I doubt if I would've been able to pick myself up again after that.
But she did. If you meet her now, you would never know that she had lived through a tragedy like that. She has the most amazing and positive outlook on life. Love and light radiates from her, and you just feel happy when with her. She sees the good in people when no one else cares to, and make friends wherever she goes.
She is a symbol of strength to me, and whenever I go through a hard time, I only have to think of her, and what she's been through, and the inspiring person that she is now, to know that I can get through any tough time in my life.