I have one sister. Her name is Jill. E-man calls her Beans. I miss her.
I am thankful I was able to spend some sister time with her this past March for a few days. We had fun adventures in CO and NM. But that feels like a long time ago. I'm also thankful Jake and Jill had to make a trip to MN for a family funeral around Easter time because then E-man and Ross got to see them both. (I don't mean to make light of Grandpa's passing at all ... but I AM grateful they had to come home to MN for a bit.)
So I'm trying to be grateful that August 28th is rapidly approaching, because they will be coming out for Josh and Ann's wedding, but at the same time I miss the DeRaads!
I AM thankful Jill and I have been able to talk more since I don't teach at night time during the week as much. That's a definite bonus! We've also been able to chat during the day on the computer which also helps. I am thankful whenever I ask E-man who loves him his first response is "Beans and Dake" ... he see's them less than most of his family but yet he knows they love him! How great is that?! :)
I appreciate my sister. She has known me in all of my good, bad and ugly moments and still loves me for me. We're both facing transitions in our lives and she's a good person to 'listen' and process transition with and bounce ideas off of ... she's good like that and I love her!
I recently read the letter she wrote to me when I graduated high school - the letter for my 'memory' book. It hit me in a fresh way how much we have 'matured' in our friendship but how much is also very much the same.
I'm grateful I have a sister. I just wish I could see her more often. That's fair, right?! :)
P.S. I can't wait for my parents to arrive home tomorrow!!!!! :)