See this darling young woman?? She looks a little scared in this pictures doesn't she? Well she should...she is a kindergarten teacher!! She works with five year old kids, all day, and because she teaches at an extended year school she is with them all the time. You know what the really scary thing is though?? SHE LOVES IT! You see, this doesn't surprise me much. I remember when she was a little girl and would spend hours playing with her "My Little Pony's" and I would just look at my Mom and say, "Mom, Christina is really weird". When she got older she used to sleep like the dead. It took forever to get her up and awake. My favorite past time when I was a teenager was to wake my darling little sister up in the middle of the night and set her in front of the TV (which was NOT on) and give her and empty bowl and a spoon and tell her to eat her breakfast. You know what she would do? She would set there for hours, just staring at the blank TV and spooning nothing into her mouth, spoon after spoon. The next morning I would tell my Mom, "Mom, Christina IS weird". So, it's really not too big of a surprise to me that she enjoys spending her days with a bunch of wild five year old punks! because I've always know that deep down inside, my darling little sister, is WEIRD!!
Weirdness aside, we actually have a really close relationship. My perfectly calm personality, offsets her weirdness.... No, really, it does. I'm not joking here. I'm NOT!
So, here I set in my weird sisters house, in her spare bed room, sleeping on a hard as rock old college dorm room Futon. Why? Well because as weird as she is, I absolutely ADORE my baby sister, and I wouldn't be any where else right now.
Tomorrow morning at 7:15am, my baby sister will have a complete hysterectomy. She has really battled with endometriosis, and when the doctor said that she had exhausted all ways of treating her she suggested a hysterectomy. It took quite a while for Christina to let the information sink in, but now I think she is just ready for some relief. I don't know if any of you, or any one you know, has had endometriosis, but it's a nasty horribly painful thing that just depletes all of your energy. As much as I hate to see my baby sister have to go through this, I will be so glad when it's all said and done and I can have my weird sister back. She's weird, but so am I and I suppose I've gotten used to her now, so I'll just keep her, thanks!!
Here is a family picture of my sister, her husband, and her fur baby, Dusty. They will be looking into adoption soon and I'm sure that God has a perfect baby in mind for them, when He is ready. If you think of it, please pray for Christina. She's weird, but totally wonderful, just like her big sis!!