Throwback Thursday 9/18/2014

Going back to 1996 for this one – do you remember Glamour Shots? I’m not sure if they’re around anymore or not, but they were a pretty big deal back in the 80s and 90s. I was always kind of curious about how they’d doll me up, but I never wound up getting any done. My mom and two younger sisters, however, did.

This is my sister Krystan – she would have been fifteen or sixteen in this picture. Stunning, isn’t she? And she had a beautiful personality to match.


Yesterday would have been Krystan’s 33rd birthday, which is why I’m sharing this picture of my beautiful little sister for today’s Throwback Thursday. A car accident took her from us back in 2000, when she was just 18 years old.

As with anyone who’s lost a loved one way too young, I always wonder what her life would be like now. I’m positive she would have had children – she adored my son Jayson (4 years old at the time), and was thrilled that she’d have a new niece or nephew in late fall (my son Dustin, who was born in October 2000). She was attending college to become a special education teacher, and I know she would’ve been amazing at it. I wonder about the lost bond between her and my son Braeden, who didn’t come along until 2005. Given her special love of children with special needs, I imagine she and Braeden would have been very close.

7 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday 9/18/2014

  1. This is a very sweet photo.

  2. I am so sorry about the loss of your beautiful sister but I am happy she had this picture for you to remember her glowing. I too did a Glamour shot in 1996-the year my husband and I separated. It made me feel better during all the pain. We did get back together and our marriage got stronger. Rosanne

  3. Beautiful sister! I’m sorry for your loss. I always wonder what life would be like today if my loved ones were still here. It hurts the most when it is someone you grew up with.

  4. Such a beauty. My mom had her picture taken by glamor shots in the early 90’s.
    I am so sorry to hear you lost your sister as such a young age. I do understand the wondering how things would be had we not lost a loved one at a young age.
    My father passed away 50 years ago September 13th from compliations due to diabetes He was 27 at the time and I was 3 soon to be 4 on September 27th.
    I wonder what my life would have been like had he lived. Not that the life I have been given was bad or anything like that. It’s just a question in the back of my head.

  5. I totally remember Glamour Shots!! Haha

  6. I forgot about these! I always wanted to get one but never did. Glad you have this picture and I’m sorry for your loss.

  7. Thank you for sharing this with us, she was gorgeous. My brother was taken from us at a very young age and I think about him all of the time.

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