Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Big Sis!!!!

It is my sister Wendy's Birthday today. Not only is she my sister, but she is also my best friend. I really don't know what I would do without her. I have a bond with her that can't be explained. This picture of her was taken with my little girl in Utah almost 4 years ago, and it was the first time Wendy and I had been able to see each other in 3 years. (Because we lived on opposite coasts of the U.S.) That was way too long and we vowed never to let that happen again.

I am a bit of a poetry snob. Or maybe just fickle. But unless we are talking about the classics, poetry has to be strictly prose, or very abstract, or I have a hard time liking it. I think it's really cheesy. I know I am probably going to get some hateful comments for that, but I'm just 'keepin it real'. But I found this poem on line and I was strangely o.k. with it representing my sister. I wish I knew who it was by so that I could give credit where credit is due.

One more year has passed on by,

Don’t look back

Keep your head held high

For you’re missing the most valuable moments,

You see…

When you are looking down toward your feet.

Walk, if you run, you’ll find yourself wondering

Why or When

What never failed to smile down at you,

Somehow, forgot to grin.

We somehow took for granted then,

The special times we shared-

Smiles, smells of home, were there

Whenever we got scared.

I ran to and from that place,

Yet, never saw that smile.

I look up now, no place to run,

And it’s been here all the while.

I realize late, the things that time

Can’t allow us to hold for long.

The youngest, the oldest, and all in between

Can’t return, once time has gone-

Take time, hold the moments, in time they slip away,

Words one heart fought, with a smile to say.

This year will pass, as the years before,

Smile at the life, that you most adore.

When time comes and you “forget” to grin, too…

Those who remember your smile of love,

Will hold heads high, to smile right back at you.
Happy Happy Birthday Wendy!! I love You!!!


Wendy said...

Thank you sweetheart!! But seriously, is that the best picture you had of me? Ha ha!

Can't wait to see you in two weeks!!

Zuzana said...

Happy Birthday to your sister.;)
What a lovely post; makes me miss my sister too.

Unknown said...

Happy happy birthday Wendy!

Shell in your Pocket said... cute...

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