Happy Birthday, Lisa

This is my second sister, Lisa. Today is her birthday. She'll be annoyed that I used this picture, so I'm sorry, Lisa. But not really because I think this is a great picture. She looks beautiful, her smile is beautiful and yes, she's an amazing cook.

She's a lot more than a pretty smile and delicious treats, though. She's a mom to seven of the cutest kids you've ever seen. She's a singer with a crazy good voice who could have followed any musical path she wanted but she wanted to have a family. She's a worrier who prays and overcomes her fears with faith. She's witty, fun and sentimental.

When I left for college, Lisa was only eight years old. We lived in Missouri and I was attending school in Idaho. My mom later told me that after I left to go back to school, Lisa sat on the couch, holding a picture of me with tears streaming down her face. That kind of love and devotion does something to a big sister's heart.

I'm so thankful for Lisa who isn't just a sister but is also one of my best friends.

Happy birthday, Lisa. I love you.

8 comments:

Vern said...

I love Aunt Lisa! She's amazing.

Lisa said...

Thank you for these kind words. I am blessed to have you as a sister. I love you.

Mindy said...

I think that's a gorgeous picture. :) Lisa is an amazing woman. I love her too.

Kristi said...

Great tribute for a great woman.
Happy birthday Lisa. You are always so fun to talk to and catch up with.
Love you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tribute from one beautiful sister to another. It truly makes me proud. Love you both. Happy Happy Birthday, Lisa Dear. Love you so much. LMH

Tawnie said...

Very sweet. I LOVE LISA!! I'm so grateful for her friendship and all of the great things you had to say about her. I agree with all of it! I'm tellin ya.....I've got the BEST sisters in law EVER! Happy Birthday Lisa.

Anonymous said...

I keep staring at those luscious looking cinnamon rolls. As you know that is a weakness of mine. A good cinnamon roll solves so many of life's little issues! Please tell me they aren't even half as good as they look so I can get on with my day!! Once again, Happy Happy Birthday Lisa, Dear. Love and miss you. LMH

Lisa said...

hahahahaha. love you mom and everyone else!!!