For all of you who follow my blog and know about my sister Robin, I have news to share that comes as a blessing to my family.
Robin's murder trial was set for October 2nd. On September 17th a plea bargain was reached and the man who took her life pleaded guilty to the 5 counts against him. On October 12, 2012, 1 year and 1 day from the day he took her away from us, he will be sentenced to 18 years to life.......we WILL NOT have to go through a trial.
The emotional roller coaster that we have been on for the last year will finally be over. Robin will finally be able to rest in peace and we will finally be able to get on with our lives.
We will be able to speak for Robin at the sentencing hearing in the form of a Victim Impact Statement. We will be able to talk to the judge about who Robin was and what this has done to our lives. He will take all of this into consideration and could possibly add to the 18 year sentence.
Moving forward doesn't mean forgetting...........Robin will always be in our hearts and we will always have our memories. NO ONE can take that away from us. I feel very blessed to have had my little sister in my life for as long as I did. On October 20th, 2012, Robin would have been 53 years old...........we will celebrate her birthday on that day, at her favorite restaurant! We will laugh and cry and remember......and we will thank God for the blessing she was to us.
To all of you who have supported me, prayed for me and my family and been there when I needed to talk, over the past year, thank you. I have no words to express how much your friendships have meant to me and what a difference you have made in my life.
The pain of losing my sister will never go away, but it will ease with time......this verse says it all:
I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence and often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms.....I have you in my heart.
Rest easy Robbie............I love you.
From wherever you may dwell, I wish you peace and wish you well.