Yeah, we’ve had our share of brawls. Last night over dinner we reminisced about Christmas tree shopping when we were little and recalled the time we got into a fight in the parking lot. We both got teary-eyed we were laughing so hard – last night – not at the time.
Being the little sister that I am I realize that to her over the years I’ve been an embarrassment, a pest, a twerp, a fellow fighter in a ring, a scapegoat, a patsy, and a clothing thief. But I hope she knows how much I look up to her, and that we will always be the victorious team were anyone to challenge us to a trivia game… if they dared, really.
Ever hear the term super mom? Well if you’ve ever met my sister you’d see this personified, times three. Aside from working part time and commuting across Metro Vancouver, she also schedules and organizes the lives of her three children (under eight years old) and has been doing so on her own for longer than you would think possible. My sister is an amazing mother who carries a family on her back, which literally is weak from all the pressure. Despite all this, her heart are spirit are steadfast and strong.
This is a big milestone of a birthday for her and I’m sure she probably imagined spending it some other way, maybe on the town or partying with a big group of friends. However, I heard word that her babies are making her dinner tonight, with some help from her man, and honestly I bet she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her kids are the loves of her life and we’re all lucky to come in fourth.
She’s got another action-packed year ahead of her with her new little family but I’m positive she’ll approach it with knowledge, determination, and patience as only a super woman like herself would be able to demonstrate.
Happy birthday to my beautiful big sister! …Although I know you get a kick out of the fact people can’t usually tell which one of us is older, as they usually guess me. D’oh.