My sister has a birthday!!! It is tomorrow—otherwise known as TAX DAY but I thought I would wish her happy birthday a day early because in my advancing years I am bound to forgot to do this tomorrow!!! So here it is —a tribute to my sister, Paula!!! Happy Birthday, Sissy!!!
If any of you have sisters you may know what it means. Paula and I are 6 years apart in age—and yes, I am the baby! We laugh all the time because we get asked if we are twins all of the time!!! And I do mean all the time! Now Paula and I do not think that we look alike at all. I think that maybe as we have gotten older we may look more alike but certainly not like people suggest to us. One time after many comments we came up with the idea that yes—we are twins! Separated by a 6 year umbilical cord!!! Then that digressed to images of our mother dragging us around with this huge long cord between us…kind of gross??? Yes, but it makes me laugh when I think of it!
So what does it mean to have a sister? Quite frankly, a lot. When we were younger I know she got upset with me. We always shared a room and I was messy. Messy beyond words. I don’t know why. I just was. Hardly the case today (except when I am crafting or cooking) but when I was young it was the sad truth and I am sure that was a pain. I also LOVED her boyfriends to the point of being a huge pest. Hard to believe that, I know!!! But I was. Fortunately Carl saw through all that and married her despite my peskiness and they have had a great life together. Whew—at least “I” didn’t wreck that!!!
As I have gotten older Paula has become a best friend. Do we always agree on things? Of course not. Do we live totally different lives now? Definitely! Paula is immersed in her calling of being a pastor and I applaud her for all her hard work to get where she is today. It has not been an easy road but I am proud of her. I hope she knows that. But even if our lives are currently totally different we still have that deep bond of love that holds us together. We chat via computer every day, text, skype, whatever to keep in touch across the miles. I am blessed.
Her birthday gift arrived at her house yesterday so I am not giving away her gift but I filled a basket full and I mean FULL of craft stuff for her new addiction. Yes, she is addicted to using the Cricut also. We send pictures of our creations back and forth and include her best friend from grade school in the picture exchanges because she, too, has caught the bug!!! Awesome to have folks to share your addiction with!!!
So anyway, please join me in wishing my sissy a happy birthday!!! A day early!!! Hope you all have a spectacular day. I plan to!