Nov 20, 2006

Happy Birthday Sis!

My big sis is celebrating her birthday today. I just wanted to wish her a day filled with blessings and happy memories. She and I are exactly two years, one month and 6 days apart. You can imagine how two girls that close together in age probably had their fair share of squabbling. We did, of course, but now we are very close and laugh at the silly experiences of our childhood. One thing about sisters is that they truly know you at your best and your worst. I want to personally take a moment to tell Debbie how much I love and appreciate her. She has been there for me in so many ways. She stood by my side at my wedding to Skip, and as I gave birth to all three of my children. She was praying with me and comforting me through all of Seth's surgeries when he was a baby, and even came late at night during Skip's emergency surgery this summer. She didn't leave until she knew I was emotionally okay to be on my own. She has always felt a certain responsibility to look after me which I guess first borns tend to do. I am so glad she is a Christian friend to me, too. We are always calling each other with our prayer needs, knowing that they are safe and secret. One of the most admirable traits she possesses is her lack of fear to try new things. I have always wanted to be more like her in that respect. She also makes everyone feel at ease the moment they meet her. People enjoy being around her because she's so much fun. Debbie is also crazy about her husband of over 21 years, and has an 18 yr old daughter, and a 16 yr old son.
*The picture above is me on the left, and Debbie on the right. I love this picture because it shows her little spunky attitude. This was taken by our parents when they had just returned home from a trip to Vegas. We got little purses for a souvenir.

8 comments:

Leslie said...

You look exactly the same! Cute as ever!

Pamela said...

Wishing your sister Debbie a very Happy Birthday! :)

Such pretty little girls! How wonderful it must be to have a sister to share with and confide in like that!

What a wonderful tribute to your sweet supportive older sister. What a blessing she has been for you. I didn't realize you have had so many health problems with Seth. I will pray for continued healing and good health!

alisahope said...

Sisters are the best! That is the cutest photo. You guys look very opposite . . . one blonde the other brunette. How fun!

Anonymous said...

Wow Susie! Thank you so much for your wonderful words! Not only are you my sister, but you've been my best friend. No matter what, I know that I can always count on you and you me. It was strange spending my birthday in Los Angeles, without my husband, daughter and family, but reading your blog reminded me of how much I've loved. I can't wait to spend time with you, Skip, Ashley, Seth and Annie at Thanksgiving. We both have a lot to be thankful for this year! Especially each other!

I love you,
Debbie

momrn2 said...

Lovely thoughts and tribute to your sister. Hoping she had a wonderful birthday!

Anonymous said...

How cute you both were! My sisters mean the world to me too :)

Linda said...

Cute, cute picture!! Happy Birthday to your sister (I am late because my bloglines is falling down on the job and not telling me when people are posting). She sounds like a wonderful big Sis.
Happy Thanksgiving - hope the day is filled with family and love.

Susanne said...

My sister and I are almost exactly 2 years apart! Totally different but now we are the best of friends! Happy Belated Birthday to to your sister. Bloglines has not been showing new posts for me consistently this week, so sorry it's late!