Touched

My little sister just sent me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers - completely unexpectedly!  We were talking last weekend about everything I'm going through and all the horrible feelings I've been experiencing on this journey.  I think, in a lot of ways, she sees through my eyes because she's also adopted...she knows how desperately I want someone of my own, my flesh and blood, to connect with and how IF has just devastated me that much further.  She has even gone so far as to say that, if we are never blessed with a child in any capacity, then she won't have any - she doesn't want me to suffer for it.
Growing up, our relationship was really rocky.  We are such different people, that we both resented the other for being all the things the other wasn't.  She was pretty, popular, charming, athletic and adored.  I was the smart, successful one that was clumsy and awkward and bullied.  We just didn't "get" each other, and it didn't help that people would point out our differences and inevitably kind of determine that one sister's "qualities" were better than the others.  We've gotten closer as adults, both because she's had a lot of health scares of her own, and now this.  Of course, we also live 120 miles apart, and not next to each other's bedrooms, so that might be part of it! ;)  I still wasn't expecting the level of support from her that I've gotten.  I feel rather unworthy of it, but I'm humbled and grateful.

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cidekmat
cidekmat

that is awsome of her and its nice to know you have a sister that cares for you.. I think to have that kind of unwavering support is amazing and wish more people had it :)
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deleted_user

That is so sweet, your sister obviously loves and cares for you deeply you are so lucky to have her :)