It took my mother’s death to bring us together again
"My sister and I had a very bad falling out seven years ago. We said horrible words to one another and she said she never wanted to hear from me again. Then our mom passed away. I stayed up many a night crying my heart out. My heart was breaking because I didn't have my sister, my only sibling, to talk to.
"Several months ago I finally got up the nerve to call her. I figured the worst that could happen was she would hang up on me. She didn't. When she picked up the phone, she told me how badly she had wanted to talk with me when our mom died but she had been afraid to call me. We talked for hours that night.
"Last month, my husband and I flew to Florida to see her. It was such a wonderful reunion and all the bad things we had said to one another were forgotten. We hugged, cried and hugged some more. It's been over a month since we saw each other but we talk every night and I can't wait until I see her again in January. I am so happy I got up the nerve to call her. Life is too short to say and do bad things to each other. I am 71 and my sister is 68. We have never been closer. I love my sister so much."