November 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Jenn

It's my sister, Jennie's, birthday today. I wanted to honor her by sharing a couple of my favorite memories with her.

I'll never forget when you came to the hospital after I had Lilly and stayed the night with me. I felt so relaxed to have you with me. You even brought me my very favorite ham chowder soup. You were the perfect example of a good mother.

I'll never forget our special times while you were living at the funeral home in Pullman. I remember, movies, always good food, laundry, games, quilting, crying, and LAUGHING. I truly do believe the reason my water broke with Lilly 2 weeks early was because you made me laugh so hard the night before.

I found this little birthday poem and although it's a bit corny, it says it all.

You're more to me than my sister
You are also my best friend
You're always there for me
For an ear or a shoulder to lend

You're the first to hear of my joys
It's you I go to if I've had a bad day
I love you more than I have words
To express myself or say

I love you Jennie.


Wendy Christensen {Moments Like This} said...

Erica, this was so sweet ... I love you too Jennie!!! I hope your birthday is full of magic and love ... I'm so glad we are all sisters.

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Jennie Stanfield said...

Erica, thank you so much. You have no idea how much this means to me...and of course you had to go and make me cry. :-) I LOVE you more than I can say sister!!!

The Hardy Boys...and Me said...

Jennie is awesome! She has such a sweet spirit! I hope she had a great day.