|Me with my beautiful sister, Joy...and handsome brother, John!|
Just wanted to take a moment to wish my sister a Happy Birthday! May the coming year bring you much happiness. I love you so much and am so thankful that God made us sisters!
Mary Catherine is named after my sister, Joy Catherine. Joy and I are six years apart. The exact same spread between Mary and Luke! At times we fought like cats and dogs, but mostly we loved on each other.
We shared a bedroom growing up and it was the best thing ever. Sharing taught me to be more tolerant of my messy, but fun-loving/spontaneous sister. Sharing taught Joy how to put clothes in the hamper! LOL Sometimes, we asked our mom to put our twin beds together so that we could sleep together at night...the "sisters-bed"! We loved to get matching flannel nightgowns at Christmas and would rub our legs under the covers to "make electricity" and then scream and giggle wildly as we shocked each other!
She was only 12 when I moved out to go to college. And although we've spent more years apart than we did together, it was those early years that bonded us together.
In today's age of "big box houses" where every child gets their own bedroom and might have to share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom, I think children are getting the short end of the stick. Family is about togetherness...not about separateness. (I love that Luke and Ben share a bedroom. I think they are going to become best friends!)
Today we are both mothers to two boys and as godmother to Mary Catherine, I get to share my daughter with my sister!
Anyway, thanks for all the great memories, sis...I love you!