I find it a bit ironic or maybe not that the peacemaker is the one on blood pressure medicine. Bless her. She’s spent most of her life carrying around an emotional broom and dust pan sweeping up the messes me and sister nurse have made…
Who knew the sunflower seed spittin’, horse & bulldog lovin’, camouflage overall wearin’ want to skip school everyday that she didn’t beg to quit altogether would find herself waiting tables at the cafe’ one day- head teller the next….
She LOVES music…knows the word to every single song ever written from classic country to classic rock..sounds exactly like Loretta Lynn and can pick n’ grin with the best of em’!
A noteworthy detail -sister banker and I married brothers. Yes, that’s legal. The tree forks.
which makes our kiddos double-first cousins. Her youngest and my youngest could pass as twins. My oldest and her oldest are so much alike it’s creepy at times.
Most days it’s great sharing in-laws except for the fact that our babysitting options are half what they would otherwise be.
Sister banker is the girl version of J. The Lord must have thought it absolutely necessary to surround me with “calm” people lest I die from overexertion. Every time I turn around one or the other is calling me down for one reason or another. Thank you Jesus.
Sister banker married at 18 and was a mother by 23. Unexpectedly.
She assumed she would struggle with infertility because I had. Not so. Not so at all. First month off the pill. BOOM!
Sister banker is Kate’s mother. Kate , her first born-was our redemption during a sad, sad time. Kate is and will forever be ever-so-special to me and uncle JJ.
Sister banker was eager to share Kate with us..It was while sister was pregnant with Kate that I lost Samuel. She battled survivor’s guilt and was taken back with the whole parenting thing..
and that’s okay. Parenthood is a BIG deal. you know? The whole rearing, shaping, modeling appropriate behaviors for the little one that scares you to death in the dark because you’ve just met…you know the one who now ROCKS every corner and shadow of your world??!! Yea, that.
I’m convinced the Lord knew we needed Kate so He made sister willing to share. I’m ever so thankful.
Our relationship is easy. I talk too much she’s a good listener. She allows people to adult bully her. I have been an adult bully. She’s a procrastinator-I’m a go-getter! She’s a list maker-I’m MOST ABSENT MINDED. She is selfless. I’m selfish. She’s a mercy. She makes me want to be better..
Does that make our relationship better than my relationship with sister nurse.
Nope. Nada. No way Jose’.
I love them both the same and totally differently. Just like I do my boys.
No less. No more. To the moon and back
Forever and a day plus one more.
Sisters really do make the very best friends
Christine Walker says
Sister Banker is a wonderful person. I miss seeing her at the bank. I love your writing.
Love to all. Christine walker