Sunday, November 15, 2009

I'm Thankful Day #6

I'm so thankful for my sister. We weren't close growing up (something neither of us had any control over) so I'm even more grateful that she's an important part of my life now. Over the last few years, she has become my best friend. We talk on the phone at least once a day, if not more. My conversations with her have helped shed some light on a few things that have been nagging most of my life. We spend our time chatting about the funny things our kids do, our respective parents, our spouses, and whatever else strikes our fancy. So many times I'll call her for a specific reason and when we hang up the phone an hour later, I realize I totally forgot to tell her that thing that I called about in the first place.

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.

1 comment:

maria said...

Nothing like a good cry first thing in the morning! I love you to! I am thankfull for you to, I honestly think that I would be lost without you :) I am so happy that we have what we do now! And honestly Shaun if you were sitting in my shoes you would realise how lucky you are. I woke up today and leaned over to see Gabby smiling in her sleep. It melted my heart. And at that moment i understood she is happy... And I feel so honored that I got her!! I love you so much! XOXO God gave you 2 wonderfull children, You are blessed that you have ther pretty little faces to wake up to daily!