And happy 3rd blogoversary to Terra Sigillata.
But the reason I picked 15 December to launch Terra Sig with, “A Humble PharmBoy Begins to Sow,” was because it was PharmSis’ birthday and I knew I’d never forget that.
We won’t mention what birthday this is for the ever-devoted little sister of mine (*cough*), but I just wanted to send best wishes out to her when she should be here in Key West with us. Turns out that she committed to her Memorwreath™ project as a fundraiser for my nephews’ school and is frantically completing her projects as I write. Always thinking of other people, my sister is simply the best (although I really wish she were here to toss back a margarita or six).
I wrote the following two years ago and I can’t do much better today:
A number of years ago today, with the number ending in a zero, my parents blessed me with a little sister. I was not the nicest little brother, we fought and I was frustrated that she couldn’t read immediately upon coming home.
However, she grew to be one of my very best friends and remains the one soul who has experienced everything with me, joyous and painful. In fact, among her many gifts is to be there and mindfully present during the worst times of ones life.
When I was in grad school and she a struggling undergrad, it was PharmSis who would send me a few extra dollars she had saved from her job to help me get by a little better.
She was the rock following the death of our Dad.
She flew to be with me the day I moved out of my beloved mountain home in the days leading up to my divorce.
I only have one sibling but there was never any need for another.
Happy birthday, little sister!
A good kid, that PharmSis.