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Monday, March 30, 2009

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner??

So, go ahead...just guess. And it's for more than just dinner. She is staying the whole entire week. My sister arrives Monday evening from Idaho and will be here until Saturday. It's her first visit out of state for several years. You'll recall numerous posts about her. I've listed them all in reverse order below.....you owe it to yourself to start at the bottom of this list of posts and read them all. Especially if you think you're not quite up to what is being asked of you, or if you're struggling to make sense of life and how it's played out for you. I mean, this girl has been on the bottom and turned around an entire lifetime of bad choices. And if she can do it, anybody can:

It's Been One Year Today

Mandate To Be Better

The Candle Is Lit

The Verdict Is In

How Exactly Do You Break the Worst of News?

Begging for Mercy

Answer In the Sky

So, needless to say, we're more than thrilled to be meeting her airplane. We've got a full week of activities planned including a get-together at our condo on Tuesday evening with about ten friends. We're thinking about checking out the serenity of either Portland's Chinese Garden or Portland's Japanese Garden. We've got a streetful of yummy restaurants right outside our front door in our neighborhood to feast on. She's never been to an Ikea so that may be in the works. And we're definitely going to let her spend a couple of hours letting the story of Harvey Milk sink in. She's also decided she wants a new hair-do....so chop chop! And I may even talk her into going to the gym and/or yoga with me this week....an entirely new experience for her.

It doesn't really matter what we do. I'm just damned lucky to even have a sister to enjoy the week with. There were many nights that I wasn't so sure I'd ever see her again. So, I'm happy. And thankful.

17 comments:

Ultra Dave said...

Family is a gift to enjoy!

Breenlantern said...

I wish I could be there to meet her. Please give her a huge hug for me and have a GREAT time!

Stacey said...

This is wonderful. I'm so happy for you both that your sister is doing well and in your life.

Princessa lil mexico said...

dude, i love my sister. Mine was just here this past weekend! Take her out dancing!

Ur-spo said...

I know how much this means to you
I hope it goes well and it is the start of more visits.

annie said...

sydney poitier?

i've said it before and i'll say it many times to come.....IIIIII am the blessed one. my brother is a monumental piece of my life, and a source of strength on earth. we are going to have sooooooo much fun!

thanks for everything, brother!

Steven said...

Are you giving her the new hairdo? ;-) I hope you guys are able to have an enjoyable time together!

bridgeout said...

AH! What a wonderful place to find yourselves in today! I went back and read all of those stories you linked to. I had read many of them before. I was especially touched again by The Candle Is Lit and Mandate To Be Better. Beautiful reminders of the drive within us to be the best part of ourselves. Bless you annie! And to you too Lewis!

RAD said...

have a wonderful week guys with the sis! Family is good! xo

Gregorio said...

Yeah! I hope to be able to do that someday with someone in my family, sister or whoever!! :)

Saludos,
Greg

Mark in DE said...

What a delightful treat to have your sister visit for a week. Take her to yoga!! (I'm going tonight) and get that girl a rockin new hairdo!

Enjoy...

David said...

Enjoy. Sounds wonderful.

Billy said...

I hope you guys have a wonderful time! Family is so precious...

Anthony said...

She's looking great in the FB pics. Hope y'all have a great week x

Nathan said...

It's hard to believe I've been around since the very beginning of those posts. Well I'm glad she's going to be there for a full week :) I know you'll enjoy the time with her.

Anonymous said...

I love her hair cut!!!! So glad
she is able to get away on a short
but much needed vacation...I'm so
glad too that you're her brother...
She is very lucky to have you and
Blair... :)

TACKLE YOU HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laurie

Java said...

Fantastic! I am thrilled for her. She is such an impressive lady. It's wonderful that she can come visit. I'm sure you all are having a marvelous time.