i have a sister. this makes me blessed.
a few months ago when my dad was ill, my sister came to town. she is always here at the drop of a hat. i know this isnt easy for her, but we are ALL blessed that she doesnt ever hesitate. this trip was even during a wild summer rain storm we had. the girl almost didnt get to land---and its only funny because she hates to fly. im not joking. on the way to the airport, i told her son (my fav nephew) omg your moms going to be freaking out!! the roads were flooding and it had been pouring for hours. but by the grace of god she made it. shew! (cuz i really needed her at my side)
over the years she has made me lots of things. a few years ago we had seen this pattern. the sister dolls. we vowed to make each other one. well, she sent me mine this year for my bday. ive been slowly working on hers this weekend, but cant show you her finished product just yet.
she even made her a necklace that says "choose joy". its become one of our favorite sayings.
every christmas for the past 5 maybe 6 years she has made me a scrapbooked calendar. it is my MOST cherished gift! i sit like a kid on xmas eve (usually without her because she lives far away) with this on my lap patiently waiting to see what beautiful pages she has made me.
when she was here (for the 2nd time in a month) we picked up the knack for crocheting. ive dabbled and so had she, but it was good therapy for our dad. so we brought him to my house, shopped for loads of yarn and spent the week doing some therapeutic scarf making. it was good for all 3 of us. :)
shes coming AGAIN in a few weeks for thanksgiving. its our annual thing now. we slave for the family because after all of these years of my mom doing it, we figured it was time to step up and give her a break. the laughter starts the second she gets here and doesnt end until she flys away.
i love you ging! see you soon!
your yarn pile is waiting and your sister doll too!