This morning, I had the sweet pleasure of sitting next to my baby sister on the love seat and share in coffee and conversation. She is here because our aunt has passed away and tomorrow we will be going to her funeral.
This baby sister of mine has lost weight and looks so good. She is dieting, eating healthy foods and exercising. I am so proud of her. She has taught me a thing or two this morning about determination. She also showed me a new app for my cell phone to help me on my journey of getting healthier and losing weight myself.
I love my little sister for so many reasons. First, because she came into my life when I was so young and she became my little shadow, my playmate, my first best friend. I would love to "dress" her up and brush her hair. She had the softest baby curls in the world. I would find anything I could and use it as "hairbows" or hair accessories. I remember taking the rubber bands and ribbons off of dolls to use on my little sister.
I love Patty as an adult sister. She has battled a great disease called breast cancer. She is a survivor, I believe almost 5 years now. I'm so proud of how courageous she was while going through surgeries, losing her right breast and then the reconstructive surgery of a new breast. She smiled and allowed her doctors and nursed to laugh as she was enduring chemo and radiation.
I love her for the wife and mother she is to her husband and two children. She is devoted, loving and firm as all mothers and wives should be.
I will enjoy this short time with my little sister and make some sweet memories while she is here in our home. Life is all about love and loving. Everyday we wake up, we chose to be happy, we chose to love, we chose to enjoy this day in our life. I chose to love this sweet sister of mine with all of my heart. I'm so thankful to have her in my life.