Friday, June 3, 2011

QUICK! Come read!

Hi. It’s Cait. So I hacked my sister’s blog… as you may have nooooticed. MuwahahaHA!

“But why, Cait? Why, oh, why would you do such a thing and break the bond of sisterly trust between the two of you?” you surely ask.

Well, one: Seriously? This isn’t gonna break a damn thing.

And two: You're joking - it’s not like it was hard. Same brain people. Keep up.

But the real reason I’ve violated her privacy is to tell you all something extremely important.

I love my sister.

While I occasionally dabble with writing (I am nowhere near as good as she), I know that I don’t have the words to describe how truly marvelous she is. I suspect that even Shakespeare would be hard pressed to translate my love and adoration into spoken or written language because I feel such words just don’t exist. Although, if he could, that'd be some pretty bad ass iambic pentameter.

I digress.

Anyway... I love my sister.

I love her because she never didn’t have time for me. I love her because she accompanied Mum for Special Person Day in kindergarten which meant I got to have TWO people which made me the special-est of all. I love her because even though it would leave her crying and heartbroken, she always took goodnight phone calls from my four-year-old self that ended with me begging her to come home and not be married anymore. I love her because she didn’t listen to me.

I love her because she gave me books. Let me be a pirate and have a yellow horse. Tied my shoes. Taught me how to cross stitch (but not how to drive). She sang me bedtime songs that I didn’t know weren’t lullabies. Dyed my hair for the first time. Bought me a Tarot deck. Held me when I cried. Tweezed my eyebrows because I’m lazy. Built me a charm bracelet. Gives me bottles of Coke and mason jars full of Dove chocolates on bad days. She gave me the gift of music. Takes my stupid texts. Once stayed on the phone for twenty-five rings just to wake my ass up. She supported me in doing theatre and encouraged me to finally sing in front of others. (Blame for all my drunken karaoke falls upon her shoulders. And the Guinness.) She drove with me to my first day of college and set up my dorm then was there four years later at graduation. Called me her gypsy girl. Knows that daffodils mean “I love you.” And the greatest and most loving hug I’ve ever received was from her the day I told her I’m gay. Even though she already knew.

She’s fan-fucking-tastic. Her greenbean casserole is Heaven lightly coated with cheese, then baked. Her sugar cookies are the best in the whole damn world – really, the recipe says so. Her heart is bigger than her abuse of sarcasm. She is a remarkable mother. A talented and dedicated author and editor. A loyal and bluntly honest friend. She is beyond all words that mean greatness and her eyes are tearing as she reads this, but that’s okay because mine are, too. And it’ll be “all-bettered” in just a little bit because I can tell her about yet another stupid adventure of mine and her blue eyes will be rolling and her head shaking and she’ll laugh like sunshine.

Her laugh is my laugh.

So yes, my sister. You may call her Bronwyn, Bron, and other lovely, loving endearments. But I will be forever grateful that someone up there liked me enough to give me the privilege and honor of calling her Sisty.

Happy birthday and wedding anniversary. Sorry I announced - loudly - to the congregation during the ceremony that I had to pee. And thanks for not listening to my pleas of not having a husband anymore. For as much as you are a second mother to me, he’s been the best father a girl could ever have.

Love always,

Didder

21 comments:

Jason said...

oh my god! SO glad to hear that her family realizes what an amazing woman she is! She is an Earth goddess. Warm and caring and funny and loving and happy and encouraging and nourishing and nurturing! :)

~smooches~
Jase

Amber Skyze said...

Awww, it brought tears to my eyes. What a wonder sister and you obviously have a great relationship. I can only hope that my daughters have the same thing when they get older.

Happy Birthday and Anniversary!

Margaret Yang said...

::::blink, blink, blink:::::

I'm not crying.

I'm NOT.

I have something in my eye. Yeah, that's the ticket. Something in my eye.

Chris said...

*blots eyes*

Aww! She is absolute awesomesauce!!

Happy birthday and anniversary, Bron!

Simone Anderson said...

*wipes eyes*

Happy Anniversary and Birthday.

You are truly an awesome and remarkable person and friend.

Agree with Jason.

Dakota Rebel said...

Oh Cait, how I love you. Bron knows how much I love her so I probably don't have to tell her more (though I do all the time.)

You made me cry big, fat, happy tears for the love you two have. I've always been thrilled that I am an only child, but for just a minute while reading I wished I had a sister.

I guess I'll just have to continue borrowing yours when I need her.

Happy Birthday Bron. I hope your day is fabulous.

XoXoXo
Dakota

Brynn Paulin said...

Aw, so very sweeet!

And happy birthday/anniversary Bron!!

Mia Watts said...

Oh geez. I don't even have tissue!

Bronly, my dear friend, it's all true. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary. I'm so privileged to have you in my life.

Love you, honey.

Anonymous said...

Well-Cait is absolutely right-- (as she frequently is)--Bronwyn is truly amazing! Not only is she the best sister in the universe--she is the best daughter a mother could have. She began my incredible adventure in motherhood with her gift of sunshine and I never looked back. I'm pretty sure that she is a huge reason that I quickly learned how to be a good mom--besides, she let me tell her stories and play with words and sing lullabies that really weren't lullabies, but we didn't know it then.

Happy birthday and happy anniversary, my lovely, talented, amazing girlie girl#1!

Love, Mama

Susan said...

That was beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes!

You are both SO lucky to have one another.

Happy Birthday!

Kim Dare said...

Happy Birthday! (And Anniversary!)

*Huge hugs and cwtches*

Have a great day :D

Susilien said...

I really hate that I am so late to the party. I hope that you have had the best of Birthdays and Anniversaries. I hope that you and the hubby are able to celebrate and enjoy the whole weekend. I hope that you are able to enjoy at the very minimum two very romantic and uninterrupted hours with your hubby. I hope that you and the whole family are able to celebrate together for at least five hours that are memorable and loving.
Love you and big Hugs,

Theresa Grant said...

What a fabulous tribute! Happy day, Bron!

P.S. Can i have the sugar cookie recipe?

April/Psy said...

OH MY GOD!! I am freaking bawling, that is the sweetest thing EVER!!!

daydrmzzz said...

Happy birthday and Anniversary! I'm a big sister of 5 little sisters and to read this brought tears to my eyes, made me remember doing things like this for them. We just do it and don't think about it as anything but to be thanked like this is wonderful! Great sister :)

Bronwyn Green said...

@ Jason - Thank you so much, sweetness. I'm getting teary all over again.

@ Amber - She's the best sister. Utterly amazing. I hope your daughters have it, too. I don't know what I'd do without her.

@ Marg - I didn't cry, either. Oh who am I kidding, I cried like a lunatic.

@ Chris - Thank you, honey. *hugs*

@ Simone - Thank you, too! :)

@ Dakota - Cait is fantastic. And I'll be your back-up big sister anytime.

@ Brynn - Thank you, Babycakes. You helped make it a super awesome birthday and anniversary. What would I do without you?

@ Mia - Awww, thank you Darling Mia. I'm pretty sure *I'm* the lucky one. Love you, too. :)

@ Mama - I learned every last thing from you. From wildly inappropriate lullabies to letting kids be who they are and loving them sometimes in spite of that. Best. Mama. Ever.

@ Susan - I'm so, so lucky! I won the sister lottery.

@ Kim - Thank you, hon! Huge hugs and cwtches right back at you!

@ Susilien - Thank you, sweetie. It's been a stellar birthday and anniversary. By far, one of the best!
We even had a nice, romantic dinner last night, despite the fact that I apparently can't hold my sangria. Love you, too!

@ Theresa - Isn't she the bestest! And of course, you can. I'll type it up and send it to you. :)

@ April/Psy - I couldn't stop crying while I was reading it. She's so awesome!

@ Daydrmzzz - Thank you! And that's exactly it - you don't think about it being anything other than what it is - loving your baby sister(s). :) She's the best!

Dragon Lady said...

I'm sorry I am late to this, but so glad I came to read!

I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes, not just from Cait's words, but from others as well. Bronwyn, just from the short words read here, and what you have done for me, cements the fact that you ARE a great person, inside and out. The words sweet and generous don't have a place here, as they are too mild. Wish there was some other way to express those sentiments that show the true depth of you. *shrugs* But I think we all have a pretty good idea anyway.

Stay safe. Hope your special days were fun filled and full of love. God bless and blessed be.

Stacy

dragn_lady at yahoo dot com

Bronwyn Green said...

@ Stacy - Awwww honey - just when I though I'd gotten my weepy tears under control! Thank you so much! *Hugs*

Sommer Marsden said...

Hmph. I blame you both that I am teary eyed. That is awesome, on both ends.

Hope it was a great day ;)

xoxo
S

Carol Lynne said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Bron. I read this while out of town with my sisters. After I finished crying, I sat them down and made them listen to it. When I finished reading and wiping my eyes, my oldest sister said, "So do this mean you want us to hijack your blog and write how wonderful you are?"

My younger sister then asked, "You have a blog?"

"No," I replied. "Thanks for keeping up, Julie." LOL

As much as I love my sisters, we don't express our feelings verbally or physically. It's great that Cait found a way to tell the world how much you mean to her.

Bronwyn Green said...

@ Sommer - You should totally blame Cait. She did it. Also, it was a fantastic day - thank you!

@ Carol - Thank you, sweetie. :) "You have a blog?" Oh Julie...I snorted when I read that. I'm glad that Cait has no trouble telling me how she feels - good or bad. I'm so incredibly lucky.