Saturday, May 3, 2008

Ode to Trisdan

Today is my kid sister's birthday. She's not really a kid actually. She is 28 today. But I'm......older so I will always refer to her as a kid, just for fun. Plus when she is like 59, and things are shriveling up, I bet she'll really appreciate the reference.

Once when we were still in a double bed, I stared at her until she woke up (just to bug her) and yelled at me. She was always the quiet one, the peacemaker, like when ever we were fighting and I was yelling at the top of my lungs she would quietly say, "You are not my mom, bossy." She put up with a lot.

She also has this wonderful quality that makes you want to tell her anything. She's completely non-judgemental, if it is possible, and she has this inviting air about her, that you just know she'll like you, no matter how wierd you happen to be.

She is one of those women you stop and stare at and think, "That girl is sooooo cute! I wonder were she got that outfit?" She has a great sense of fashion, and style, but at the same time, she's not afraid of dirt or imperfections, or flaws. She is supermom, every time I call her she is with her kids on some adventure, the park, the zoo, science centers, desert and mountain hikes, her six year old twins have even waterskied! When she's around we never just sit, it's like she can just smell the fun, and off we go to make a memory.

Growing up I always wanted a big sister, someone to emulate, follow around, someone who I just generally wanted to be like. I guess I've had that all along.

Happy Birthday Tris.

9 comments:

King Family said...

tears of love/joy were spilt when reading this ode...happy birthday trisdan.
ang

Susanne said...

Ok, so even though Tris isn't my blood sis, I think I have to second all that you said about her. She truely is an amazing soul. I sent her a message yesterday, but I hope you will pass this on!

If I must say so, I think you are both quite the gems! Pleasure to have known you for so long!!!

Emilee said...

She is fantastic! I agree with that. Plus, she's lucky to have you as an older sister.

Adri said...

That is so sweet...makes me want to meet your sis. Especially if she's as great as YOU!

Scott & Haley said...

Mags, I have said it over and over again I wish I could write the way you do. I Love both my sisters and you are both inspirations so me.

tris said...

Okay so I am blushing and sweating...(that could be hormonal) and I am all by myself. Thanks Mags. I have to agree with Emilee though, I seriously have the greatest sisters...my best friends. Sorry I'm slow keeping up on the blogs. 6 more days of freedom and I'm trying to use them wisely.

weryoungs said...

This is really sweet Mags! Trisdan is definitely amazing.

Story Family said...

That girl really is SOO CUTE!! Just look at her fashionable haircut. And still running. Way to go Tris!

Haven said...

Maggie, you made me wish I had a sister, that doesn't happen very often. I can't really say that Shea has any of those qualities....He does make me pee my pants laughing.

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