You were the only one who knew
You knew what I went through,
as you were going through it yourself.
We exchanged notes,
we compared our experiences.
We had a common bond.
And now, a week has passed.
We'll need time to move on.
The pain is still raw.
Our hearts are still heavy.
People say to let go of someone takes love.
Our love for you will never die,
but we have to say goodbye.
Carmel McNamara was, is my sister-in-law. Vinny's baby sister. It's hard to think that she is no longer with us, but oh, the memories, the shared laughter and understanding will always remain. Carmel and I loved Marian Keyes. We both followed her on Twitter and Instagram. And lo and behold, she "folleyed" us back! The chats, the laughs over Old Vumman (OV), her vlogs and "fillums", her love of nail "farnishes", chocolate and shoes. " How amazing and funny is Marian" we'd say. Now Twitter and IG are quiet. I don't see the likes, the retweets, the replies anymore.
We loved our "Dirty Dancing" and in particular, Johnny Castle (how we miss Patrick Swayze). You knew the dialogue by heart. I knew the songs by heart. Musicals and films. TV and books. You recommended "Catastrophe"; I recommended "Line of Duty", among other shows. We loved Peter Kay and "Car Share" ("One Step Further" is stuck in my head today), "Harry Potter" and Wham.
I'll never forget when I gave you the Sephora goodies. You were so excited by the distinctive black and white stripes bag alone! How we laughed at the mask you tried on! You loved your makeup, your fashion and shoes, which I admired.
So many memories, too many to write here. But you opened your heart to this stranger who married your brother. You are truly missed, dear Carmel. We will forever love you ❤ @carmelicious_ (Photo: Peonies were her favourite flowers / Carmel's copy of Marian Keyes "The Break" / Carmel marked the page at chapter 36 where she was at / the Sephora goodies I gave her)
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