And then I started to cry, because that’s what pregnant women do. Again, poor husband.
Amidst my raining cloud party for one (cause I was crying...it was raining, get it?), I was filled with gratitude for someone who has never added to my woe pile. My sister. People need sisters. Judging by the sister quotes of Pinterest, there are many who agree with me. But some people have sisters like me – selfish, self-involved, self…pretty much any other “self” word you can think of. But then there are a few blessed people who are lucky enough to have sisters like my sister.
Sister's trip 2010 - dressing up like a Jane Austen character to look out over the moors.
Last week I told her about some of the things that have hurt me recently, and she shared with me:
“Feeling unspecial is the worst because it is directly opposite from the eternal truth that you are special and loved. I think that is why it feels so raunchy, because it is the biggest lie...and yet, it is so prevalently believed by us mortals. I am not saying cover up that feeling of unspecialness (google doesn't think unspecial is a word...it really doesn't like unspecialness). I think it is alright to let the sorrowful things of life truly take us, without our resisting, until it is time for them to go. Our culture sometimes pressures us to erase the whiteboard when the ink is still wet...causing a streaked mess. Only full blown windex can help at that point. If we would just wait for the ink to dry, we could get back to that bright white more quickly."
Isn’t she so full of wisdom?! She also whipped out some big guns and talked about how special she thinks I am, in specifics, not in broad generalizations.
Moving away from her is and will be the hardest part of moving to Minnesota this January. Luckily she’ll still always be a phone call, text or email away.
That's what I’m thankful for as we enter November and spend more time counting our blessings. What are you grateful for?
Dressing up to see Legally Blonde: The Musical
Sisters camping trip 2010. Broke my toe!
Christmas 2010. Stomping on spilled lasagna noodles is the funnest with a sister!
My birthday 2010.
Sometimes you find a Barbie workout video from the 80's at a thrift store and you have to dress up in obnoxious 80's work out clothes (that you already own!) and do it.