Saturday, April 17, 2010


She is beauty.

She is patient.

She is my past.

She is my now.

She is giggles on the phone.

She is tears and "I wish I was with you right now".

She is "let's love our husbands better".


"Can you believe we are mamas to all of these BOYS?"

She is much anticipated visits

-and scouring the mall.

She is so many warm memories

-and the token "fight" once or twice a year.

She is my growing up years

figuring out life together.

She is 22 months older than me.

She is a big part of what continues to make Iowa still feel like home.

She is spiritual encouragement.

She is a hard worker

-pulling crazy night/weekend shifts

to help her family,

-for important things she is passionate about.

She has been known to drop everything for someone in need.

She is caring. 

She is giving.

She is real.

She is loving on children

and magic with the elderly.

She is funny

-like hilarious (especially after 11:00 pm).

She is my sister.

She is my best friend.

And today she is 31.

(And if the fact that I just declared her age to the world makes her mad -

She will call me.)

Perhaps we just got the token fight for the year over with...


Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

What a beautiful account of such a great lady! Love her.

And that picture...So, So, GOOD!!

Happy Birthday Trisha!

Tracy said...

Such a sweet and beautiful tribute to your! To have two such special women in the same family...what an incredible blessing!

Happy Birthday to your precious sister and best friend!

kt mac said...

this post was SO amazingly sweet and dear - you guys are blessed to have such a close and special relationship ...
and those token yearly fights too ;)

happy birthday to your sister :)

Heather said...

Happy Birthday to your sister!

What a great tribute to her.

And funny too-yes, maybe you'll get that fight over with :)

Rachelle said...

What a wonderful way to say Happy Birthday and I Love you.

Stacey said...

so great that you are best friends! Happy birthday Trisha!! 31 is young young young!!!

Leslie said...

this totally totally makes me want a sis... this post is beautiful.

Colored With Memories said...

what a beautiful post! it sounds like you are blessed to have each other as sisters!

so, did she call?!? ;)