Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Sister

My sweet little sister, Diana, passed away Sunday. She's been dealing with the effects of Muscular Dystrophy for the last three years and she has finally been released of her caging body. I'm so happy to think of her dancing and singing and running and jumping again. I can't imagine her pure joy to be embraced by our Savior, as we know she has been.

Though she will be sorely missed by her mother, siblings, husband, and children, we know that she will tend to each of us from the other side of the veil. Her two kids literally have an angel for a mother; how special is that?!
Diana was able to accomplish more for other people in the last seven years than most people do in a lifetime. In fact, just a few weeks ago, she was honored as the "Advocate of the Year" for the state of Utah. She did so much to make and change laws so that life was better for those who had disabilities.
I am so lucky to have had her as a sister and even more lucky to know that we will always be sisters and that we will be together again. Until then, I'll do my best to be more like her.
Diana Good Smith
Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother
3/26/83 - 4/26/09

10 comments:

Diane Pingel said...

Hannah, we are so sorry for your loss, but happy for Diana to finally be free again. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Alli said...

So sorry for your loss, Diana will be greatly missed! I'm happy that she will be free again and that you will be able to see her again some day! You and your family are in my prayers, take care!

The Cutlers said...

Hannah, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thank goodness for the gospel and for the truths we know. I will be thinking of you.

Janae and Matt said...

Hannah, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

garrettandbritt said...

Hannah, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. Isn't it great though the knowledge we have that they are in a much better place and that we will see them again. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Nicole Jones said...

Oh Hannah. I was shocked and sad by this post. I love Diana. She was such a sweet person. I'm so thankful for eternal families. I will keep your family in my prayers. I wish I could be there for her service. I love you!

JC Photography said...

What a sweet tribute. Your sister sounds like quite the woman. I wish I could have known her in this life. If she's anything like you then she's amazing. We love you guys. May the Lord bless you with comfort. Your in our prayers.

Yearsley Family said...

Hannah, so sorry to hear about your loss! You are such an amazing person to have the outlook you do! What a blessing to have the gospel in our lives! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Candria said...

What a sweet post about your sister.... Thinking of you....

*. Th3 BoW3n FamiLy.* said...

I hope you all are doing well, I have kept you in our prayers and cant imagine the joy she has. The time we have here is so special, and I hope to remember to live each day the best I can with those I love... LOve you and we keep you all in our prayers.