Sister Every year that passes, I learn so much from you.
You are a great inspiration in my life, and I wish you the happiest of Birthdays.
Today is my only sister’s birthday…Happy Birthday AAngel!
I want to dedicate today’s post to AAngel as without her birth, I would have been a very lonely only child. My sissy has brought me plenty of love, laughter and camaraderie as only sisters can share. We’ve had our moments where we weren’t as close and we’ve had a few when we didn’t agree. But for the most part, we’ve been close and we know that we can count on the other when the chips are down. And for that, I am truly grateful.
I remember when my sister was born as I am three years older than she is. My parents bought me a baby doll to love so that I would have a baby like my Mom. However, as soon as AAngel arrived at the house, I put that fake baby doll aside and held the live baby my Mom brought home and called her my own…and it’s been that way ever since. Much to my sister’s chagrin, I’ve been her second Mom her whole life. I can’t help it…she came into my life and I just wanted to be her Mom…I wanted to protect her, to love her and to take care of her. And for much of her life, that’s the way it was…but then something special happened…the tables turned. She became the caretaker of me. She began being my Mom and mothering me when I needed it. There have been so many times she has taken care of me in a Mom-like way ~ times when she’s called and I’ve burst into tears for one reason or another and she’s listened with love as only a sister can. I hope she feels the same as I do ~ that I am so grateful for her…her love, honesty, sisterhood ~ that I’m so proud of her…she’s a great Mom to 3 boys, is successful in whatever she puts her mind to whether it be PTA President or working part-time as a successful sales rep, gives of her time and heart to those who need a little extra care and is always ready to help whenever I need her. I enjoy her company ~ she’s great fun and always brings light wherever she goes. She is beautiful both inside and out ~ truly, she is beautiful. AAngel is the only person who understands our family dynamic as she’s been there with me throughout our lifetimes and it’s her strength, determination and wisdom on which I rely ~ which I hope she can say the same about me.
I have the privilege today to be able to enjoy a birthday lunch with her and our Mom which I think is special. We’re lucky that we live within an hour’s drive of each other so that we can see each other during the holidays and whenever we want!
So, this post is for you AAngel…
May All of Your Birthday Wishes come true this year! You deserve it!
Much love and appreciation to you! xoxo
Below is a bunch of cards that came up when I typed in SISTER in my SendOutCards account…there are even cards in French and Spanish to send as well…SOC (SendOutCards) makes it easy for me to choose a card, write my heartfelt message to my sister, even put pictures and a video in the card! I can send her a real gift, a giftcard, even Mrs. Field’s cookies! Once I press SEND, her card is printed, stuffed into an envelope, addressed, sealed, stamped and mailed for me within 24 hours (or I can schedule it for delivery up to a year in advance)…but the best part? Her card cost less than $1 and yet it’s in my own handwriting! How amazing is that?
I included a few of the cards I found under SISTER ~ there are even Step-sister cards as well!
Do you have special birthday coming up? Need a card? Want to try it? Let me know!