The Culprits

Friday, January 21, 2011

Goodbye, Gloria

I dropped my sister off at the bus stop tonight, after her extended holiday/school break/visit with us. I didn't WANT to drop her off. I wanted to keep her. We have not spent any real time together in the past several years, so her visit was such a blessing. We had emotional discussions about our childhood, about life, about God, about our fears, pains, & joys. We didn't have even one argument or fight the entire month (as we have been known to do in years past). We laughed. We cried. She bonded with the boys & they with her. She changed poopy diapers, folded laundry, read stories to the boys & played games with them. She has such a quiet, patient, gentle way with them & they all adore her. We all got used to her being around. Now we miss her. A lot. Especially me. I have to change all the poopy diapers again. And be without my sweet sister & dear friend. I'm sad.