Saturday, February 11, 2017

Soul Survivor: The Last Campaign of the Miller Sisters by Cindy Sheehan




This photo was taken on Xmas Eve just 29 days before my sister
Dede Miller passed away.

I was only 11 months older than was she, so our parents always
got us matching pjs for Xmas.

I suspected Christmas 2016 would be Dede's last, so I got us matching jammies and took this final photo with her. She loved the pjs so much, but the gesture even better.

Dede was my blood-sister, but also so much more. My marriage came and went; children come and go and come and go and come and go; but Dede was always there for me. During the highs and lows of being the "Face of the antiwar movement" when many people abandoned the cause and abandonded me: Dede was always there.

When I was planning for her cremation and her memorial, I kept thinking, "this would be so much easier for me if Dede were here."

The two years I was Dede's main caregiver and support-person and the
10 days she was in hospice before she died were very tough for me, but there were moments filled with love and grace and I learned so much about cancer, the Cancer Industrial Complex, and about my relationship with my soul-sister.

While I will be hopefully increasing the reach of the Soapbox and working with many people in the true resistance against Empire, I am also planning on writing a book about Dede and especially our final journey together tentatively titled:
 
"Soul Survivor: The Last Campaign of the Miller Sisters."

Stay tuned for further developments.


18 comments:

  1. My heart goes out to your loss.
    Good luck

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  2. My thoughts are with you, Cindy. You will never be the same without her, but you will still be yourself and you will be happy again. I believe this is a great truth: Time heals.

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  3. may God bless her and my condolences for your loss -- know that she is in another realm and may God shower her with His mercy and peace

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  4. It's hard to be strong enough to deal with funeral arrangements. It even seems impossible. I look forward to your book. Hang in there

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  5. Descanse en paz, Miss Dede. Sincerest sympathies for your huge loss. Sisters are forever.

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  6. Such a great pic, Cindy. Chikaby is right. Sisters ARE forever. Love, Linda (& her sister Carol)

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  7. Much love and light to the Miller Sisters...

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  8. I want to express my deep sympathy, Cindy. I know what you have gone through. Whether you like it or not, you and your sister are in my prayers.

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    1. Kevin, I accept your condolences with gratitude, but you greatly over-estimate how I feel about what you write.

      You have shown me that you are a good guy, politics aside, so I also accept your prayers with gratitude, also.

      Peace out,
      C

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