Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tell Me Thursday - Jane

Yesterday I posted this picture of my sister and my daughter for Wordless Wednesday. Those two are thick as thieves. Lydia's middle name is Jane -- and yes, she absolutely was named after my sister.

My sweet sister, who I can always count on to help me, to make me laugh, to be my friend. My sister and I may be 11 years apart in age, but that has never stopped us from being close. In addition to being a great sister, she's a fantastic aunt.

My kids adore her, and my daughter especially will ignore all others in favor of being held, carried, sitting next to her aunt. Even I'm 2nd fiddle when Aunt Bunny is around.

She's the Queen of Distraction, and is able to distract temper tantrums and meltdowns with amazing finesse. Lydia is always looking for the monkeys lurking around in the grocery store, thanks to her aunt.

Her bright smile and easy laughter make her a jewel. I'm grateful every day that she chose to move across the country and settled close to me and my family. There's so much I couldn't do without her help -- including simple things such as grocery shopping some weeks! She supports me in my decisions, and doesn't second-guess or judge the things I do (at least if she does she doesn't tell me! LOL)

I still remember the day she was born, and how excited I was to be a big sister. She's my friend, and my sister, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Did you play Wordless Wednesday yesterday? Don't forget to play Tell Me Thursday today and tell your story!


  1. Our daughter, Teresa, is very close to her nephews like this..then again, she is a daycare teacher of 3 yr. olds...all day ...5 days a week,but she still finds time to love on them! :)
    Cute photo!

  2. That's so good that you are close to your sister and your family love being with her as well. Great pic and story.

  3. I am close like that with my mom's sister. It's really nice :)

  4. Anonymous7:31 AM

    That is so nice, Mel. I used to live next door to my sister while George was still alive. It was great. She's 3 years older than me and we are very close. I miss her. We talk alot on the phone though - although not recently - she's got a house full of people this summer...


    Your whole family is a nice family I think!

  5. Very nice thoughts on Jane. I have four sisters. Would you like another one? Please...


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