Monday, February 23, 2009

Sisterly Advice

7 Years ago my sister Cindy gave me this in a card, and it still rings true today...

Dearest Kim,

Can you believe your wedding day is already here? How the time flies! Robert and I are so excited for you and John - Marriage is a wonderful gift from our amazing God! Sometimes it is hard, sometimes it is so great you can't even believe it, sometimes you will be so mad or so happy...

Marriage dishes out some amazing things - you will feel every emotion, and I pray you and John will enjoy the ride... because it is awesome!

My only advice to my little sister would be this: Let Jesus be your tour guide. Build your relationship around Christ, and enjoy... if that seems odd, or difficult... no worries... its a process of learning and growing together.

My "other" advice would be this: take long walks together, be each other's best friend, laugh a lot, play together, fight fair, live everyday together as if it were your last - because life goes by so fast... enjoy each other.

We love you - and are so proud of you and John. I am so thankful to have you for my sister!

Love to you both,
Cindy and Robert

What I find even more amazing is the fact that these words me so much more to me today - I read them back in 2002, but I didn't fully understand until we went through our trouble spot and found Jesus. My sister's wisdom was given a little before its time, but it is valued... obviously since I still have the card. :-)