In Honor of my Funny, Smart, Beautiful and Supportive Sister

So last night I’m having a nervous breakdown. The kind that comes once every 10 years or so. To say that I was apoplectic would be an understatement. This is how I felt: bill the cat 2

I was laying in bed, feet twitching, hands twitching, left eye twitching (but luckily no muff twitching–recall the buzz muff anyone?) I had my Kindle in my hand and was jumping back and forth between a book, a word search app, Sudoku and a game called Paplinko (think Plinko on the Price is Right). I couldn’t focus on anything for more than a few minutes and I realized that if I didn’t let off a little steam (by that I mean FREAK THE FUCK OUT) that I was going to go nuts. It was to the point where I was thinking to myself, “Do I take my sleeping pill now so that I can just go into a coma for the next 8 hours or do I try and stay up as late as possible because taking the sleeping pill only makes tomorrow come that much faster?” That is me at my most stressed.

Even though it was 2 hours later in the state where my sister lives, meaning it was after 1:00 am, I texted her and asked if she was by any chance awake. She was! Yay! And not only was she awake, she was bright eyed and bushy tailed. Truly a gift from God. Had she been asleep I don’t know what I would have done.

So, I went out to my car and screamed and cried (soooooo not like me!!) for over an hour on the phone with my sister. I used a combination of 4-letter words that would shock the fangs off a snake. What did my precious little sister do? She made me laugh. It was wonderful. She showed just the right amount of quiet support, outrage, humor and understanding…it was just what this girl needed.  I can’t even remember the last time I cried on her shoulder. Probably 25 years ago. But there she was, helping me out long distance and doing what no one else could–getting me. She gets me. I have friends who “get me”. My hubby does amazingly well. But there is something about a sister that gets you in a way no one else can that is so reassuring. For that, and for her, I am incredibly thankful. I sincerely don’t know what I would have done without her last night. She was my Wonder Woman and an otter all wrapped up into one incredible woman. To say I am truly blessed would be the greatest of understatements.

Now, my dear friends, there is no need to worry. I’ll be fine, everything will work out, it’s just a temporary thing. But I felt the need to let the world know that I am so deeply grateful to have a sister who was there for me in the middle of the night. She offered to fly out here. She offered to have me fly out and stay with her. She did and said everything right.

Thank you so much, sweet Beck-a-boo, for loving me and for being the best sister anyone could ever want. I love you so much and am so glad I have you.

And just so the rest of you can see this fantastic woman who is my Sissy, here are a few pics of her and me (I’m 99% positive that shouldn’t be “she and I”) from over the years. See how lucky I am?

So sweet that she was giving me my favorite pacifier rather than smothering me with a pillow!

So sweet that she was giving me my favorite pacifier rather than smothering me with a pillow!

Jodi and Becky

She’s looked the same since birth. What a pretty little face. 🙂

Jodi and Becky Big Boobs

Who knew we could foresee the future at such a tender age?

We ain't 'fraid of no snakes!

We ain’t ‘fraid of no snakes!

Me attacking her when I opened her Christmas present where she gave me the money to cover my pet deposit--allowing me to get my very first kitties!

Me attacking her when I opened her Christmas present where she gave me the money to cover my pet deposit–allowing me to get my very first kitties!

Happy Christmas Campers last year.

Happy Christmas Campers last year.

Isn’t she just lovely?  I Love My Schmeckers!!

49 comments on “In Honor of my Funny, Smart, Beautiful and Supportive Sister

  1. Be 100% positive. “Her and me” are object pronouns and are used as the compound objects of the preposition “of” in your sentence. And I loved the post, by the way. You make me laugh and cry and giggle every time I read your work.


    • Awww…I’m glad you liked it. She’s a wonderful sister. So, is it “she and I” or” her and me”??? Did I get it right? I’ll be so proud!! All that smarty pants English grammar stuff messes with my head. 😉 Hugs!


  2. I’m so glad your sister is there for you!! How wonderful! Your pics are adorable!!! I’m glad that you are going to be ok!! Sometimes you just got to let it all out!! Lots of Hugz!! Lisa


    • I can’t tell you how thankful I was for her support. She was my hero!

      Thanks for the sweetness about the pics. We’ve had many, many good times together. We are only 19 months apart, so we experienced everything at about the same time as we were growing up. I think that helps forge a wonderful bond.

      I really do feel better after freaking out. It helped so much I can’t even tell you. 🙂 Hugs right back at’cha!


  3. Awww, so sweeet!! When everyone else craps out – family is there. Glad she was there for you… I thought I heard something loud outside last night. Sister is very pretty! 😉


  4. How totally awesome it is for you to have that kind of support system. Even better, that you have that kind of relationship with a sibling. So bad-ass!!! The pics were absolutely darling!!!!! XOXOXOXO


    • Thanks, honey. 🙂 It was awesome. I usually keep most things (believe it or not) close to the vest, but last night she was just what I needed. I’m truly blessed.

      Glad you liked the pics. She can’t take a bad one. 🙂


        • You are far too kind. I have to tell you though, I can take an ugly picture like no one’s business. I remember when I got my senior pictures taken and brought home the picture pack (you know, 1 8×10, 2 5x7s and 20 wallet sized?) and my mom looked at the pics and said, “Who is that? Did they give you the wrong pictures?” Yep. THAT bad. It’s frightening sometimes. 🙂


  5. I absolutely understand the sister-in-crisis love. I have three sisters, and they have all come through for me at various times of drama in my life.


  6. sorry you didn’t feel good but I’m glad you had your sister! 🙂 I only have two younger brothers, even if we are close; I don’t think it’s the same relationship you would have with a sister! I consider my best-friends as sister but I’m sure it’s still not the same! Love the pictures of both of you! 🙂 (this is one of your best posts!, I really enjoyed reading it, but I always enjoy reading your posts) 🙂


    • Thanks so much for the sweetness. There really is something special about a sister (not that brothers aren’t great too), but a sister knows your heart and has the female perspective to go along with it. It really is wonderful having someone to count on for midnight freak outs. 🙂 I’m glad you liked the pictures. I have a million of them–it was hard to narrow it down to just a few.

      It warms my heart that you think this is one of my best posts–it wrote itself. I didn’t even have to think about what I was typing–I guess coming straight from the heart made it easy to pen.

      Thanks for such a sweet comment. Have a great night. Hugs!!


  7. A combo of SuperWoman and an otter!! I LOVE that. I’m an only child (and, no, I was NOT spoiled. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it), and I always wanted a baby brother. Now, I think I’d rather have a big sister!!


    • Thank you! I’m a picture taking nut (I drive everyone crazy) but when I can look back and see pics from over the years I’m glad that I always have my camera.

      I’m glad your girls have each other too–even if they wanna kill each other as they are growing up, the love that sisters have for each other is amazing and ever-lasting. 🙂


  8. Such a wonderful post! I had always wanted a sister. I had an older brother who beat me up a lot…to his defense I did bother the crap out of him. I was blessed with 3 children, 2 girls. I am so happy and look forward to watching their relationship bloom into something I hope like you and your sister. Great writing!


    • Thank you! It was one of the easiest posts I’ve ever written.

      Your older brother was a brat!! That was one good thing about not having a brother–I wouldn’t have fared well get my ass handed to me on a regular basis. 😉

      Congrats on your own lovely family. I wish for all of your kids a most wonderful life and happy relationships. 🙂


  9. I enjoyed this post and it made me think of my sister. I texted her right after sending this comment…thanks for making me appreciate my sister all over again!


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