Because of my sister, I got my family back. I have a better relationship with my dad, stepmom and brothers because of her. She pushed us all together and it has truly been a blessing. Without her influence, I don't think my girls would know their uncles or their Nana and Papa. I credit her with giving us all the kick in the pants we so desperately needed.
She is also a never ending source of inspiration for me. Her strength and faith is absolutely amazing. She has taken a lot of hits this year and still manages to laugh, joke and smile. I often say that if I were in her shoes, I would be broken by now. Not my sister! Just says a prayer and gets on with her life.
So, Thank You Maria! I love you so very much and I'm proud to be your sister.