Alison (left) and me, with our children | Photo courtesy of the author

My Sister’s Sisters

Two families separated by divorce reunite at a funeral

Kellyn Shoecraft
P.S. I Love You
Published in
6 min readMay 26, 2020

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My sister, Alison, was biologically my half-sibling, but I never described her that way. Our mom and her dad divorced when she was a baby, and our parents married when she was two. She grew up calling my dad, ‘Dad,’ and that’s why I use the term ‘our parents’ throughout this essay. Aside from genetics, I was never any closer to my full…

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Kellyn Shoecraft
P.S. I Love You

Navigating sibling & parent loss and trying to change the way people support each other in grief. Founder at www.hereforyou.co