I’ve blogged a bit before about My sisters ---- I’m the oldest of 8, the older three of us from my mom’s first marriage, and the younger five from her second. Three girls and five boys complete our eight!
I honestly don’t ever think of us being two sets of kids ---other than the age difference that separates us a bit, but never EVER EVER have I considered these brothers and sisters to be halves of any kind. They are all WHOLY mine!
This adorable picture is of three very important women in my life. My mom, My sister Joy in the center, and my baby sister Mary, and the reason for this post today is that I wish to WISH Mary a very very happy birthday!
Yes, November is a very busy birthday month in my family, Jason’s birthday is on the 10th, which is coming up too..and all of these birthdays, AND A WEDDING have fallen this week while I’ve been gone.
I feel like such a rat for being gone!
Mary, I’m so proud to have you as my book-end sister! We may be 20 years apart in age, but in every way that counts you are right here close in my heart!
It’s been a joy to watch you grow up to raise a family of your own --- I’ll never forget the day you were born and how the nurse handed you right to me. Being at your birth was so special to me --- it was such a healing thing. My own baby had died just 5 months before, and holding you filled so many empty hurts and eased so much longing.
I love you baby sis!! I hope your day is extra special and that we get some time to be together soon!