I have always wanted a sister. I have one brother and throughout my teenage years I was in foster homes so I have a foster sister from the last foster home. We have managed to remain in sporadic communication throughout the years. Still not the same as having a sister. I have envied people I have known who have sisters and do things with their sisters and have that special sister bond.
Now I have a sister-in-law and she is awesome. She accepts me just as I am. She has challenges in her own life and works to understand them and then to deal with them. She is clear thinking and speaks openly. She is self-assured but not at all controlling. She is busy and talented and accomplishes more in one day than I do in two days. Best of all, she is FUN, and FUNNY, and SMART. It must run in the family because she and her two brothers are borderline brilliant fast thinking and fast talking solid people. They are three of my favorite people.
I am no longer feeling like I am missing something. I carried around the deep dark secret sad place in my heart. I always pushed it away and did not acknowledge it. That is another thing I admire about my sister-in-law, she faces things head on. My way has been to hide it away and tell myself I will deal with it later or some other time. That is worse than procrastination; that is denial.
These days I have the best of both worlds. I have learned from my past and appreciate the present. I have a sister-in-law that I can relate to and admire. There are too many miles between us to hang out together. I am interested in her flower businesses and would love to help her sometimes. Her enthusiasm for her wedding and party designs is contagious. She takes pride in her work. Her blog lists her occupation as florist and event decorator. Actually she is so much more, making sure her clients receive her best work as well as bringing her unique and sparkling personality into the equation.
I thank her brother for adding me into this family and for bringing my SISTER into my life at long last. I am so blessed!