Yesterday, Cassie and I went to lunch. She recently subscribed to my blog via e-mail (cough cough over there on the right) and has been able to keep up on my blogs. She asked me what I am planning on doing for today, day 4; Your Siblings. If you remember or noted from yesterday, I am an only child. Which means I have no siblings. But let me tell you a story.
When I was younger and in the midst of all of the chaos I was growing up in, I began praying for a sister. Just one. I didn’t think I was asking for too much; I just wanted one sister. As I have grown older, I’ve tried reading into this and figuring out what I was hoping out of it, but I can’t. It was just something I wanted. When I was 8, I realized that my mom got her tubes tied right after I was born, which meant no sister for Stephanie. I stopped praying for one.
A few years ago, I had this moment where I realized that God had answered my prayer for a sister. We are so limited by scientific facts and rules and boundaries, things that God is not limited by. Somehow, despite the billions of people on earth, I had collided with my sister. By the time I realized it, I’d known her for four years and hadn’t been trying to build some sort of weird non-biological sister relationship with her. It just naturally developed.
So let me tell you about my siblings. They are not just a family that I love a lot, they are my family.
Emily – also listed under day 1 as my best friend. She just started her senior year of high school, which is so weird because she’s almost a grown up. She’s really stubborn and rarely listens to me. Once she let me pick out an outfit for her to wear to school the next day, and when I woke up she was at school and the outfit was sitting on the chair by her closet. Rude. Emily is also one of the most creative people I’ve met and she has a great eye for photography. You should look at her 365.
Graham – Everybody loves Graham. He is funny and hardworking and helpful and insightful and really great. He also has great taste in music and I love that he knows the words to some of the CDs in my car. Moreso than Emily, I even think. Graham is going to be rich one day. Nobody knows how, but it’s just gonna happen.
Lauren – Lauren has one of the kindest hearts you will ever encounter. She is really thoughtful and selfless. She is now a teenager (what the heck!!) and I try to imagine what she will be like in five years. It’s anyone’s guess, but I don’t think she will ever lose her compassion. She gets it from her parents.
So there you have it. The answers to my prayer.
Day 5 — Your dreams
Day 6 — Someone that inspires you
Day 7 — Your job
Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend that you’ve never met
Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet
Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to
Day 11 — A deceased person you wish you could talk to
Day 12 — Your dream vacation
Day 13 — Something you’re looking forward to
Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from
Day 15 — The person you miss the most
Day 16 — Someone that’s not in your state/country
Day 17 — The place you wish you were from
Day 18 — The person that you wish you could be
Day 19 — Something that makes you different
Day 20 — Your favorite television shows
Day 21 — Someone you judged by their first impression
Day 22 — Your pet peeves
Day 23 — The last person you kissed
Day 24 — The person that gave you your favorite memory
Day 25 — A life changing moment
Day 26 — The last person you made a pinky promise to
Day 27 — The thing you most enjoy doing
Day 28 — Someone that changed your life
Day 29 — Your talent
Day 30 — Your reflection in the mirror