Tuesday, November 27, 2012

for my sister

Today is my sister's birthday. She hasn't been feeling so well lately and I am concerned about her. I keep trying to get her to go see a doctor but she is stubborn and so far, has refused. I keep hearing her say "no lectures please." So I make the attempt to not lecture.

My sister is amazing. She doesn't seem to recognize this about herself often enough but she is simply amazing. I am surprised that the two girls who used to try to beat each other up in the back yard (yes, that would have been us) have become such good friends in our adult lives. Who even knew that could happen? I'm so very much glad it did.

My sister is a wonderful sister, an extraordinary mother to my 2 beautiful nieces and a spectacular friend.

I won't rat out how old she is, just that she's a few years younger than me. Old enough to know better but still young enough to care (much!)

Happy Birthday, Gina. I love you to the moon and beyond.

PS: I think this is the first year April has ever said happy birthday to you without calling you Ramona Quimby. I call this progress. ;-)

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