... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Cops and ROBBERS

I just can’t stop thinking about this young 28 year old woman whose life was robbed. Take a moment and think of where you were at 28. Think of all that was yet to be and if your life had ended at that moment.

I recall being 28 as if it was yesterday. I got married, a year later had my first born. I was working, head down to the grind trying to revive our family business along with my life-time partner, my mother. My parent’s had recently divorced and my father’s health declined. Daily, I honored

both my parents tending to my father’s medical needs and the emotional roller coaster of building a future.

It was a time of dreams for what the future would hold. It was a time of insecurities as I questioned my abilities and determination of how to achieve the life I desired. It was a time of growth. It was a time of new friendships that morphed into family. Like the victim, Atatiana, I too embraced being the big fun Auntie/Cousin. Photos of my wedding show my posing with my then 10 year old cousin, Hope and my 5 year old cousin, Chris Jr. It has been one of my life’s greatest pleasures watching them and all my family grow into remarkable business people and doting parents. As I visit with these family members and now toast their success, and reminisce of our history, I can’t fathom being ROBBED of these treasured moments.

Cops are to serve and protect from the Robbers. Such a tremendously sad day when these lines continue to be blurred.

To the family of Atatiana- there are no words… Today, we just pray.