My sister passed away, and it will be up to me to give a eulogy at her memorial service. I will be praising her for the important role she played in my life. Twelve years my senior, she was a mentor as well as a sister.
I read what I had prepared to two friends today, and I broke down. This is not what I wanted. I hoped I could get through it without even a catch in my voice. There are some funny stories, so there is balance.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can address the subject of her loss without becoming maudlin? Your helpful advice would be very welcome.