Thursday, April 11, 2013
Happy Birthday to my sister and brother!
Yesterday was National Sibling Day. It's funny, I think there are so many holidays or "days" now that I can't keep up with them all. Thanks to Facebook, I found out about Sibling Day.
I have been absolutely blessed with the best sister and brother I could ever ask for. I know- as the loving, big sister, I am "suppose" to say that. But honestly, as the years have gone by, I have become even more aware of how important my siblings are to me. They both are key people in my life.
My sister Anne, has her birthday today- April 11. My brother Bill's birthday is Monday (aka Tax Day- so not hard to forget!) I wish I could celebrate with them both in person but for now, a blog and calls to sing Happy Birthday will have to do.
Anne is an amazing mother and wife. Her passion for art and creativity radiates from her. Honestly I don't know how she is able to put together such great outfits/fashion. I do not have that gift. She has endured many challenges but continues to stand confident in who she is and her faith. I admire her fight, her spirit and her ability to love others. I wish so badly that we lived next door to one another so we could hang out and catch up over daily coffee. Her sweet kiddos call me Auntie YaYa. I love that. My sisters husband helped me design my website/logo and boy does he love my sister- so grateful for that.
Bill is a strong, godly man. I admire his dedication and focus on his family. He works so hard at the Apple store- enduring crazy hours and crazy customers to provide. I know he has a heart for ministry and has led men bible studies and started out post college as a youth pastor. I am grateful that he prays for me and loves me as his sister even in my shortcomings. (I was a pretty bossy big sister growing up) He has shared his love for Duck Dynasty with me, and now I watch the show. (We all have a little redneck in us!) His wife and kids are awesome. They shine their light so others can see the love of the Lord. Also note: My niece Norah may be the next Missy Franklin- Olympic Swimmer. London my nephew is an amazing reader, animal lover and swimmer/runner! I think he will be a zoo keeper adventurer when he grows up.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNE AND BILL! I love you both and I am so excited for what the Lord has in store for the both of you in the upcoming year.