Monday, October 02, 2006

Birthday Tribute


I miss my Sister so much my stomach hurts. She is so far away, seemingly happy and content with her little and not so little ones all around her. Her friend, Tami, lives with them and I check her blog daily for small glimpses of her life. It may just be that big Sis thing where I think she can do no wrong. But seriously, there's not much wrong she can do. She is smart, funny, devoted to her family, godly, and she can preach better than anyone I know (no offence to my pastor!), but she would never take the pulpit, unless it was totally appropriate. Best of all, she's really, really fun. She knows every song ever written. Back in Junior High, she created a list of song titles with actual names in the title for a KTTS radio contest - she came up with hundreds!. My sister loves to dance, and even tried to teach me the Texas 2 step in our backyard because she was preparing for a barn dance. She is an amazing cook, and even willing to take up snow skiing at age 41 ( although she's as bad as I am). She is raising 7 incredible kids and loves her husband dearly. She is strong willed, though, and Mom has always said she had to spank her alot. Somehow, that makes me feel better. But strong she is, now and always. I still look up to her, my wonderful sister.

Happy Birthday, Sa.

[OK, she may be great and all, but I can probably kick her tail in basketball. And there was that time when I was about 5 yrs old, my sister and my cousin, Gina, and their 2 dogs got "stuck" in the tree and sent me running for help through fields and mountains, over rocks and streams, tears streaming down my face because I thought she and my cousin were gonna die??!! Yeah, when my Dad got to them, they really thought they were gonna die. Guess I still haven't got over that one.]

3 comments:

legh 921 said...

Hey, Babe! Nice tribute to your sis. I, too, miss her so much and all of you; How did I every deserve such a wonderful family? God is good! Love, Mom

ToyHelen said...

How sweet to say about your sister. You know, you are pretty amazing too young lady!!

Sandy said...

One-on-one you'd win hands down. But I can still nail my free throws. Maybe I could beat you in HORSE...

And have you considered that because of my getting stuck in that tree, you are forever enshrined in Fox Family Lore as the "innocent one." Surely I deserve thanks for that as well.

No kidding, your tribute to this wretch-of-a-sister is awfully nice. It's also testimony to God's grace in our lives. I love you, sis.