by Diana McCollum
There are so many heroes and heroines it’s hard for me to choose just one.
On that note, I’m picking my little sister
We were not “girlfriend close” when we were young, because of a seven year age difference. We always shared a bedroom and by the time I was fourteen years old, she was seven years old and in my “stuff”.
After we grew up, married, and had children we became friends. Over the years we sometimes lived close to each other, and sometimes thousands of miles apart. No internet or cell phones back then so communication was letters and Christmas cards
What I admire her for are the things she’s overcome in her life. I’m not going to touch on all those things as they are personal and medical diagnosis etc.
I will tell you she is legally blind in one eye a complication of one of the medical conditions she has experienced. In spite of that she is a dedicated writer. I admire that.
Now my sister and I are pursuing the same dream, becoming published authors. She and our friend, Judith, and I are collaborating on an Anthology to be published in January 2014.
Sister dearest is one of my critique partners. Believe me she doesn’t sugar coat anything! We brainstorm well together, we bolster each other up when we’re down, and we listen to each other.
In my personal life she is my savior, my sounding board, and my shoulder to unload on. Her advice is always sound and on spot. My life would be so empty if she wasn’t in it. She is my best friend, and I love her dearly.
I am popping a virtual bottle of Champagne and toasting you, little sister, for all you are and all you do.
Oh, yeah, here’s some virtual chocolate too!! There’s enough for everyone!!
Here’s to you Sister extraordinaire, confidant, best friend, and one of our Blog Queens, Sarah Raplee(McDermed)