Today is my sisters birthday. I want everyone to pop over to Claudia's blog and wish her the best. You see I am blessed to have Claudia in my life. She takes her job as my big sister very seriously. She is always there for me through all the crazy ups and downs of my life. These past few months have been a very stressful time for me in so many ways. I am blessed to have someone who is always there to listen.
When I was little Claudia shared a room with my other sister and me. She was the oldest girl in my family and was always there to tuck us in at night or calm us down when we were scared. She has had to help through middle school traumas, high school dramas and college craziness. She has always been the calm in my storm. She has always been wiser than me and there to give her advice when needed or just to be there to listen. She loves my boys fiercely and loves me even more.
I have another sister that is three years older than me. She is, well how can I say this nicely, estranged from the entire family with the exception of my parents. We were very close growing up, almost like twins in that we shared almost everything. When that started to change I am not sure, but now I haven't talked to her in years and she has not seen my parents in 10 years. She will talk to them occasionally on the phone, but ten years???? Really that is inexcusable. I am here taking care of my parents for the most part, but Claudia is a mere phone call away. She will visit when she can, and she does so much for my Dad talking to him everyday, or several times a day really helps to take the load off me. Knowing I have her ear at anytime day or night is such a blessing.
So I have the both the good and bad of having sisters. Because of this I realize how fortunate I am to have a sister that cares and that I am close to even if we are miles apart. Sisters are a blessing, well those that care are. So if you have a wonderful sister in your life tell her you love her today. And please pop onto Claudia's blog and give her a special Happy Birthday for me.