Ring, Ring, I answered the phone. I listened to a relative, who doesnt often call, about my dear sister and brother in-law. I was calm as she asked, Are you alone? Are you sitting down? I hung up. I was frantic now, my heart pounded away! The ï¬nality of their death set-in; they were gone. Nothing would ever be the same. I screamed and screamed. I could not stop. I asked God to help me, to step-in–I stopped.
Over the year, I have heard loud sobbing often, and from time to time, from someone near.
Why, its me! Tears ï¬‚ow, my heart cries out to say, I love you Eudy, I love you Marty, I miss you both. I blow kisses into the air.
They heard, they hear, they know. They are ï¬ne and happy in their new home and life with God. I must learn to be glad for them now as we still remain close, but in a different way, until we can clasp hands, stand side by side once again. Together in heaven.
– With love from her sister Claire and her nieces, Jan, Heather and Karen
Claire Sopher, MD, lost her sister Eudyce Ball and brother-in-law Martin Ball, on Swissair Flight 111, September 2, 1998