A-Z Challenge ~ Kristen #atozchallenge
This blogging by letter is kind of fun, but I’m not much of a writer in this manner. So, sorry if some of these topics bore you to death. When I was sixteen years old, my mother popped out another girl. She also had one when I was thirteen. But when I was sixteen, I moved to California to live with my dad, so I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with my baby sister after she was born. However, once I graduated high school and she flew out here with my other sister, Denise and my mother, I decided to take my sisters every summer my mother was willing to send them to me. The youngest, Kristen, loved coming to visit me and came almost every single summer until she went to college and worked two jobs.
My husband and I had a tradition just for her. Every year on her birthday, we’d take her on a special vacation. One year we went on Disney Cruise, another Cancun, and another Hawaii. You get the point. We didn’t even do this for our boys, but my baby sister got spoiled every year.
Even though we have so many years between us, we are very close. She’s my friend, my sister, and we all tease that she’s my daughter (since I don’t have any girls). I’m so proud of all she’s accomplished. Graduating college, getting a job in her field and pursuing that career to the fullest. Recently, she received a promotion and was moved across the country.
It took me all these years (since she graduated high school) to convince her to move to California with me. Finally, almost ten years later, I have her here on the West Coast. She’s living in Northern California, near San Francisco, not so close, but a lot closer than she was. And I’m ecstatic. So far this year, I’ve been up to see her once, and she’s come down to see me. We hope to do this as often as possible.
Do you have a favorite sibling?
Lovely to hear you get on with your siblings so well. I have give your blog a shout out from my letter K today. http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/
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We are 4 girls. The first two are very close. I’m the third one, and I’m very close to my baby sister.
It’s good to have a close sibling, someone you can count on… 🙂
Writer In Transit
Wow, four girls … that must have been a house full of emotions during the teen years. 🙂 Fun.
But it is really great to always have that one person you can turn to no matter what.
How sweet of you to spoil your little sister like this 🙂 I was an only child, so sibling relationships are full of wonder for me. Great post!
Guilie @ Life In Dogs
Aww, thank you! I was an only child for 13 years, and it was pretty cool! 😉 But I’m very happy and lucky to have my sister in my life. Wouldn’t trade her for the world.
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