My youngest sister is Andrea Lynn Rutledge. She was born November 14, 1971, and on March 5, 2004 she left us. Although not here in body anymore, she is most certainly always with us in spirit.
January 13, 2007, my brothers and sisters and I took Andrea’s ashes to her favorite beach on Kauai, and we each spoke what was on our hearts as we released a handful of her ashes into the ocean.
Whales greeted us in the distance as we stood on the beach of Polihale State Park.
We miss you every day, Andrea. And every year as the 5th of March approaches, I feel the tugs on my heart, missing you all over again.