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Thursday, April 9, 2009


That's me on the left, age 5. I know....bless my heart. Kristin, age 3, is the cute one on the right.

For the past few days I have tried and tried to find the "perfect" sisterly quote or poem to express what I wanted to say without me actually having to "say" it. I guess I get kind of weird about sentimental stuff sometimes. That is....unless I've had a glass of wine (which I have not) or if I am talking about Parker. SO- I'm going to give it my best shot!

As most of you all know- my sister will be having her baby on or before April 28th (depending on how things go with her blood pressure and all of that fun stuff). But it wasn't until this past Tuesday that it hit me....

My little sister is going to have a baby.

Her own baby.

That she's going to be responsible for.

And I'm going to be an aunt.

And I've known that this baby was coming....but it has seriously just become a reality to me.

It was so eye-opening to come to this realization because I didn't even realize that I hadn't realized.

So when I realized what I just realized, it made me get all warm and squishy and sisterly inside about how she is growing up and how she will now be able to share in this awesome responsibility called motherhood. I am so happy for her and anxious all at the same if I was the one about to have the baby. I've never sat in this seat before. I've had close friends have babies...I've had a baby....but never my sister.

And you know how sisters are. They love each other one minute. Then not your favorite person the next. They grow up in the same house...share many good times...but endure the not so good times together, as well. Your sister is the one that you get in trouble with by your parents because you're arguing with each other one minute.....but then get in trouble the next minute because you are getting along too well and are now getting on your parents' nerves! (that was just hypothetically speaking....that never happened to us....) Sisters cry til they laugh, and laugh til they cry....usually for no reason at all. They're connected with a bond unlike any other...

So....congratulations, Kristin! I am so happy for you and your new little baby girl that will truly be here before we know it! You are going to be a great mother! I am looking forward to this new adventure in your life.....


Kristin said...

Thanks for posting that. I think I am a little bit emotional (ok A LOT emotional) because the minute I clicked on your page and the first thing I saw was that picture and the title "sisters" I began to cry. I didn't even know what you had written yet, then as I began to read it I started to cry more, literally like a baby. Ok so maybe it is just hitting me too that I am going to be a mommy. The past few days have been rough and I am so ready to have her.

I'm glad I have a sister like you, even though yes at times we don't always see eye to eye, but at the end of the day you are still my best friend and sister.

Viv said...

Well, I never had a sister but know how it is to love your sibling. I cried too when I saw the pic as well as reading such a nice sweet story. Sometimes it's rough being the oldest, and other times I'm sure it's rough being the youngest. Bottom line is there nothing like family!!, Nothing, no one, or not any object or possession can ever take it's place. Marla, you are going to make a wonderful Aunt. I know Payton will bring you joy as an Aunt like no other because you three certainly brought me so many times of joy in my life. You two as my 'blood neices' as well as your brother mean more to me than any of you will ever know. Hope that someday Parker and Payton will know me and smile and get excited like ya'll did when you were young and you saw me walk in the door. Love to all, enough emotion this early in the a.m.


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