For the last two weeks I have grown accustomed to having another adult around during the day because my younger sister came to visit.
We chatted late into the night, played games, read books, went on walks, ate gourmet chocolate, went to the library and bookstore, ran errands, drank hot chocolate, soaked up the plentiful sunshine [for nearly the entire 2 weeks she was here it was mostly WARM and SUNNY ... such a rarity this time of year in the Pacific Northwest!], and of course chased and took care of kids.
I definitely chuckled every time she told me she was more than happy to wait to have children. I guess that is what you get when you are almost the youngest of 9 kids (her twin sister is the youngest by about 30 seconds) and you spend quite a bit of time hanging out with older siblings and your 14 nieces and nephews .
I am thoroughly happy she came to visit for an extended period of time. It was just what I needed – her company and the help she selflessly offered lifted my spirits. I am incredibly grateful that God blessed me with 6 AMAZING sisters … and my 2 brothers are pretty stellar, too!
Now that she headed back to California, I hope I can remember how to do things on my own again without the extra pair of hands around to help . (And I also have quite a few catch up blog posts to write!)