Thursday, April 12, 2018


My sister Tracey and I went to see the 40th Anniversary of Grease last night.  Oh my gracious it was so fun! We sang all the songs, I did a little seat dancin'. It was awesome!

By Tracey's own account she didn't hate me at birth but she did hate the idea of me.  She was unhappy losing top billing. Tracey is 6 years older than me.  She was married with a son before I graduated high school.  Our life stages didn't really line up.  Our kids didn't get to grow up together.  I did get to practice some momma-ing on her kids.  I love them and I'm super proud of them.  Her daughter and I are twinsies.  She's my mini-me. 

All that to say that we haven't been particularly close.  I've always known that she would help me whenever I needed her.  I hope she feels the same way.  I'm thankful to say that the closeness thing has been changing lately. 

Since Tracey's kids are grown and out on their own, she's has some more free time.  She's able to be at my boys' games.  She even the big boys to San Antonio to stay with her son and daughter in law.  I love it when she's around. She's funny, sweet and thoughtful.  Although, I think she'd like you to think she's prickly and tough. 

We like a lot of the same things.  Saturday Night Live for example. Tracey brought me back a bunch of SNL swag from her recent trip to New York City.  Grease and Grease 2 are other ties that bind.  I can remember watching Grease 2 on TV with her when we were younger.  That's why I suggested we go see Grease on the big screen.  I'm so glad she said yes. 

I love her and I'm very proud of her.  Here's some reasons why she's awesome:

  • She raised two awesome kids
  • She went back to school and got a Bachelors AND a Master's degree while her kids were still home and working full time
  • She has a super important job at AT&T that I don't understand
  • She volunteers with a the Kaufman Band - a band that she doesn't have a kid in
  • She's always looking out for my boys
  • She remembers everything!  Always! With details!
  • She's my sister

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