Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I Say It's Her Birthday

Today is my sister's birthday. Happy birthday, Sister R!

As you can see, she has always been fond of me. Weren't we a snuggly pair? She's the curly-top. I'm the immense pouty-faced baby.

When we were kids, there was no one I admired more than my sister. There was also no one I fought with more. When we got older, my admiration stuck around, though fortunately our foot fights came to an end. (She ALWAYS won. Grr. No, I'm over it.)

When each of us got married, there was no question who would be the maid/matron of honor. We're godmothers to each other's kids. We live far apart, so we send each other books all the time. And when we do meet up, we enjoy a serious get-together where we act serious and do serious things.


I just turned in a book in which sibling relationships are important for both hero and heroine. Some are close; some are distant; some are tense and some are relaxed. People don't get to pick their families.

Still, I'd have happily picked mine. I'm sandwiched between an older sister and a younger brother who have both built wonderful families and careers. Nobody's perfect*, but we're all pretty perfect for each other.

Readers, who's the sibling of your heart--either by birth or by choice? Give them a shout-out here! And tell Sister R happy birthday too, if you like. She enjoys a good celebration, so I'm wishing her a coconut cake. And I wish I were there to share it with her.


*Though Little Miss R would like to nominate herself for your consideration.

16 comments:

  1. Theresa, your sister is lovely - Happy Birthday to Sis. My brother, Bob, became my best friend in my adult life. Losing him way too early was devastating, but he brought me so much laughter and fun while he was with us. Rose

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    1. Rose, thanks for stopping by. Your brother sounds like a wonderful man.

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  2. Happy birthday to Sister R! Today is my daughter's birthday. She was born on Thanksgiving! My precious sister and very best friend passed away last year. I miss her terribly and treasure the memories.

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    1. Oh, Carolyn, I'm so sorry for the loss of your sister. And I hope your daughter has a good birthday; what a precious Thanksgiving gift.

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  3. Beautiful comments about your sister!

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    1. No more than she deserves! She's pretty darn great.

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  4. I hope your sister has a great birthday. I'm very close to my sister, too. I'm lucky that she only lives 5 minutes away.

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    1. Kim, that's so nice, isn't it? My brother used to live close by and I loved being able to see him often. (Now he's 2 days away by car...sigh.)

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    1. Shana, I remember hearing some fun tales about your sister at RWA! Sounds like you guys are really close.

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  6. Wonderful heart-warming post Theresa. Cheers to all sisters!

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  7. I love it! Happy Birthday to Sister R :)

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    1. Thanks, Christy! I've sent her this link so she can see all the good wishes. :)

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  8. Thanks for all the birthday wishes! I had a great day, and the only thing missing from it was my sister. And coconut cake, which only she and I seem to like... Can't wait to see you at Christmas, Theresa! (As well as my little rascal of a "perfect niece"!) xo Sister R

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  9. Theresa:
    I have 6 sisters and 2 brothers! I'm one of the youngest sandwiched between my brothers, but I have 2 older sisters I'm especially tight with. It's hard to be super close to everyone in a large family with over a 20 year span in ages. I'm very grateful for their support and company. But there are days I wish my family was much smaller and less nosy! LOL! You and your sister look happy. Hope she had a great birthday and next time I want in on the coconut cake...yum-o!!!

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