Last Sunday, I slipped out of church early to go to the airport to pick up my sister, Wendy. I hadn’t seen her in 4 years…the last time was at my daughter’s 11th birthday party at a tea room in VA. I love her SO much! We grew up in a family fully of boys, and she is my only sister. Now I live in TX, and she lives in FL, so the miles and our busy schedules have kept us apart.
I am SO thankful that the timing worked out that I could snatch her from the DFW airport for a few hours to visit on her way back home from her daughter’s house in San Angelo, TX. I don’t imagine we’ll have that opportunity again, since her daughter’s husband is in the military and will be leaving TX next June.
We had such a lovely time, and I got to show her my house and catch up on her life. She looks absolutely fabulous…so much healthier than when I last saw her! Now that she’s had both knees and both hips replaced, she is able to get around freely and keep herself in good shape. She has come a long way. In fact, it was just exactly this time last year that she was in the hospital with a really serious and mysterious illness that could have taken her life! I am so thankful that she is doing well and feeling good again. It was like we’d always been together, and the years between visits just melted away. But then it’s always like that with her.
My heart was so sad when she left, and yet so blessed to have stolen away a few hours of joy at being together again!
I will let these impromptu photos snapped by my husband tell the story of her visit and the gladness we felt at spending time together.
Never take your family for granted! Every precious moment you can steal to be together is worth whatever sacrifices you have to make in order to make it happen. Time is short, and there is no promise of tomorrow! God gave us each other for a reason. I love you, dear sister!