For My Sister

We all have so many people that come and go in our lives.  Some are here forever.
My sister Dolly has been with me since birth.  We were so close through our early and teen years.  You know the one who you told your secrets to. The one who took your boyfriends and then gave you hers... Then when we both were in our late teens we were seperated by countries.  8000 miles did no harm to our love and respect for each other. We continued to see each other once or twice a year. Shared the birth of our children. Cried over the phone when we were sad.  She has remained the one person I could always count on.
Dolly has been my Best Friend through out my life.

Today Dolly went in the hospital to prep for double by-pass surgery on Friday.  My heart is in  limbo until the surgery is over, and my mind will be blurry until  her kids call me to say, "It's over and she is doing great".... How I wish I could be there with her but my health will not allow me to travel such a distance.

Of all the photos I have of me and my sister this one represents how nutty we are when we get together.  We both had very small children, staying in a hotel (some where?).  I remember she was all excited because Johnny Cash was staying in the room next to ours.  Dolly wanted to take something from the breakfast tray outside his door.. how we laughed in that quiet hall way!   We have many fun stories and I so want them to continue when she gets here this Christmas for our annual visit and romp!   I spoke to her on Face Time today, several times.   She paned around her hospital room for me to see all the electrical equipment her kids set up for her  to watch tv shows.... lap top etc.   Introduced her nurse to me.  Her nurse looked startled when she was told I was in America.   This is Dolly's  first hospital stay and she was so not understanding the 'open back in the gowns?'  haha... (she gave birth to  4 kids at home)  I told her to put on another gown with the opening in front.. "duhhh" she said!   
That's my sister!

A sister’s love is special
in oh so many ways
Now miles stretch between us
and minutes turn to days.
We’ve shared so much as children
the tears, the joys, the pain
A lifetime spent together
those memories remain.
In times gone by we’ve pondered
the paths our lives have taken
Knowing that in spite of this
our sister love unshaken.
A sister’s love is special
in ways that are unspoken
Still that binding force exists
our sister love unbroken. 

I want to send out,  into the Heavens and ask the Lord to take very special care of my Sister Dolly.
I love you more than words can say. 


Pondside said...

Here's a prayer today and the promise of a prayer tonight for your dear sister. Double bypass is no walk in the park, but it will give her her life back - years and years!

Karen said...

Sandy, my prayers go out for your beloved Dolly...May she come through this safely and in much better health than before. I have never had a sister, just my late brother, and I know how much it hurt to lose him.

You two were so cute in your swimming suits, I can see how much fun you had. Praying hard here for a positive outcome!

the cape on the corner said...

thinking of you both, and hoping for the best.

Karen said...

Sandy, still praying for you both, hope all is well.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

You have some great memories together. Wishing her all the best. I'm sure she'll be fine.

I think I might have been tempted to knock on the door and say something lame like, ooops, wrong room? Hopefully he would've answered.

ღ Jans Life According To Milo ღ said...

I only have brothers, but I know how anxious you must have been during your sister's surgery. My father went through a triple bypass and a valve replacement a few years ago. Good news for us as well, he's done great since then and I send best wishes for your sister and you as well.