This post is dedicated to my sister today. It’s her 40th birthday and the motto of doing hard things has been a frequent one in her life this past year. Can it really be so long ago that we were little girls together, playing and delighting in Christmas mornings? The hours we spent playing Little House on the Prairie, Donny & Marie…okay some things are best left in memory but I want you to know I remember well.
You shared me with mom and dad even though they’d been all yours for 3 years, and it was hard but you did it. When I was little you were the one who pulled me in the wagon, even when it was hard. You let me tag along when you played with your friends, even when it was hard. You stood by me through puberty and we both know that was hard! You let me go when it was time to move and start you own family, even when it was hard. As a mother you have known more than a few days of hardship, but you kept at it even when it was hard. You earned your nursing degree with six children growing under your feet, even though it was hard. Today you understand a new milestone of maternal love, even though it is hard. Yes my dear, we can do hard things.
My heart is with you completely today. I’m right by your side just like I have always been and always will be.
Love always, your little sis.
p.s. But I’ll always be 3 years younger than you too! *snort*