Meet my big sister Kelly. She’s 30 years old (ouch!), plays the piano, enjoys staring at a computer screen all day, dabbles in photography, is anal retentive about things being straight on walls, and has an amazing husband who takes great care of her. Here are a few reasons why I love her:
- She is hands down a genuinely caring person.
- She knows what I’m talking about when I say “wolf game”, belly button, dude-a-lang, “I want a salerno butter cookie”, the fatchelorette, chinese eyes, and many more.
- Was an awesome roommate.
- Allowed me to mooch off her for almost my entire college career (which technically only lasted three semesters) and shared her friends with me.
- On the day I got a call saying someone wanted me to have their baby, she got a “doesn’t look promising” speech from her nurse about the fact they couldn’t find a heartbeat or a baby, and she was concerned about ME. Me.
During the 80 conversations I had with her on that Tuesday, she never brought up her current and most horrifying devastation. The fact that this would make it two miscarriages in six months never came out of her mouth. She is one of my most treasured friends. The friend that I have some of the most fantastic memories with. The friend that knows me truly, and puts up with my crap. I feel so blessed to have her in my life. I also feel fortunate to have her be my sister too...such a bonus. If you think about it over the next few days pray for her. She miscarried this last Tuesday night and has been recuperating ever since. Her heart is broken. But these were her exact words via text... “I have the love of a God bigger than this...and that is my comfort.” My dear Kelly, I love you more than this silly blog can say. I love the idea of you being a mom, and I love the idea even more of us being moms together...at the right time.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.