30 Days of Thankfulness- Day 1

2 Nov

This is my favorite time of year. I absolutely love everything about this season. The cooler weather, warmer clothes and shorter days. I love sipping wine by a fire with the smell of pumpkin filling my house. I also love that the month of November holds my favorite holiday; Thanksgiving. (I swear, if I believed in other lives, I would think that I was a pilgrim.) A few years ago, I started a little tradition where each day, starting November 1, I would write one thing I was thankful for. It is usually in the form of a Facebook status or a card to a certain person, but this year I am also going to post it on my blog! Lucky you 🙂 So, here we go:

Day 1: Today  I am thankful for… MY SISTER

Growing up, we could not have been more opposite. She was four years younger than me and quite frankly, I didn’t like her much. She was always dirty and I hated anything dirty. She loved animals, I didn’t. She was very athletic while I was chubby and happy sitting on the couch eating chips and guacamole. We didn’t have much in common and most of the time she was just in the way.

I am not sure at what age or stage of life my feelings toward her changed, but as we got older, I found her less annoying and more fun to be around. She had the ability to make me laugh and I found myself needing her. I somehow went from not liking her… to loving everything about her.

As I sit here and write this, I ponder where my life might be if not for my sister. She has been my rock, my therapist, my comedy relief and the one who has been the source of light when everything around me was black. She has shown me that there is no such thing as Impossible. She has inspired me to push through the pain when I wanted to give up and has loved me when there has not been much to love.

There are not many people who I hold in such high regard, but she has earned that spot. She has earned it by the way she lives her life. I believe that she is a living example of what Christ is like. She has a heart that knows no boundaries. She finds the best in the worst people and goes out of her way to make the people around her feel important and valued. She has not one selfish bone in body and is forgiving to a fault.

I know that I will never be able to show my sister just how much I love and admire her, but I pray that how I live my life and who I am becoming, makes her proud. Proud to call me her sister… because I can say with all that I am, it is an absolute honor to call her mine.

Many Blessings~ Summer

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2 Responses to “30 Days of Thankfulness- Day 1”

  1. simpleejesus November 2, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    Very inspiring read. Thank you.

  2. Mom November 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Wow,this was a great way to start the Thanksgiving season!!!! AMAZING that you and your sis have this kind of relationship . Alot of families who have been torn apart have missed the most important factor the glue that holds them together which is GOD.It has been my prayer through alot of tears and sadness that JOY would come in the morning, that my girl’s would NEVER EVER lose that hope and love they have for Christ. Yes, at times it has not been easy and seemed like this trail would never end however, JOY has come, Christ has shown himself strong and my girl’s have fallen in love with their real father. I’m so thankful that you and Chrissy are as important to each as you are. Maybe just maybe it would not have been that way if we would not have gone through the trails of your earthly father. So, for today I pray we all keep moving forward to VICTORY as it awaits us there. I love you both more then you or words can ever say.

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