Fast forward almost four decades and she's STILL looking good!
Cindy and I weren't particularly close when I was a little kid and think it's mostly because I was loud, obnoxious and usually always had a booger in my nose....at least that's the way it was with MY kids when they were younger.
As we have grown up we have become closer and closer.
The stories and memories we have are priceless. I laugh more with my sib's than any other people on earth. I can honestly say I have never met anyone who has something negative to say about either one of them. They have both helped me out time and time and time again and still love me for the idiot I am.
Cindy and I have that female bond thing...which is kind of like a secret society. There's just a huge difference between the sexes. I think Jay Leno put it best: "The basic difference between men and women is all men think the Three Stooges are hilarious and all women think they are idiots."
If I didn't have a sister, well a sister like Cindy...I honestly don't know if I would have made it this far in life. She's beautiful inside and out. She gives more of herself than you could ever imagine. She pretty much raised two boys on her own and never heard her complain about it or talk bad about their father. She is the strongest most honest woman I know, always makes me smile and often makes me laugh to the point of tears.
None of us grew up and became rich financially. Well, Chris has done pretty well but doesn't have kids sucking him dry...just sisters. Sisters are a lot cheaper than kids or ex wives and we cook a lot for him on holidays and never ask him to help clean up...just bring the Bloody Marys. We are rich beyond belief with love, caring and support...things money can't buy.
My Momma was one amazing woman, ask anyone who knew her. My sister is a close second and that's pretty astounding.
We grew up together as kids but bonded as sisters through the years.
She turned sixty today, making me the luckiest fifty two year old sister on the planet.
Cindy, you've done an amazing job raising two boys...and ME!
Happy Birthday to The Best Sister Ever. You're my rock. We've had so many laughs (and tears) together. Thank you for every one of them.
You inspire me, you encourage me and you enlighten me. I am the luckiest sister ever!
Til next time...COTTON