Today i would like to express thankfulness for my sister. I've spoken about her here in this blog before, and a lot of my perceptions were off base. There is still a lot i do not know about her, but i do enjoy her company when our families get together.
She is 10 years younger than i am, having been born to my father and step mother. She was born while my brother and i lived with them. That is a cloudy time in my memory, mostly because there were a lot of court dates and she was, well, a baby. I do not have personal memories of what it was like for my step mom or dad, she under went open heart surgery at a very young age. Over time i only saw her during my visits. I have failed to take a lot of time to get to know her well, but she has always been a friend and encourager. Now she has a family of her own, and although she lives like in another world, we still chat occasionally and get together for holidays. While many may not see how i could be thankful for a sister i am not apparently in constant contact with, she has been a part and factor in my life since she came in to this world. She has been a part that has helped shape me in to who i am, and for that i am very thankful to have her as my sister.