Wednesday, October 7, 2009

my older sister

My sister puts me to shame. Seriously.
I have been doing my blog for quite some time. It seems I go through waves of posting and then not posting. I may go a month with 20 posts, and then I will go three months with just 2 posts. My posts are random, and most likely fairly boring. I know this because, after a couple of years doing this thing.....I still only have a few followers. AND....they are family. Or very close friends who want to be nice.

Anyway--my sister......
yeah--what you need to know about her is, she does everything well. She was one hard act to follow growing up, I tell you. You know, excellent grades, scholarships, leadership type skills, social, pretty, popular in school and our youth group.....AND (some nerve....) totally loveable to boot. I remember many times wanting to hate her, just because unfortunately all of her talents just stressed my own weaknesses to me. But, hating her just wasn't an option. I loved her too much. And for the most part, she was always rooting for me.

Fast forward to us as adults. She still does everything well. Still has better taste, still has no problems making friends, still is looked up to by many, still pretty, still sweet, still very loved by me. I am okay with not doing everything as well as her. It is an accepted fact of life for me. And....I venture to say, I may even possibly do some (although definitely not many....) things better than her....although, I am not sure what those things are yet. :0)

Blogging is not one of them. She has become quite good at it! She naturally made friends in blogland, and has managed to find followers that aren't family, or close friends. WOW! I am impressed. Truly. She writes about important things, and random things, and is able to sound like herself, and make me smile, laugh and cry.

Her blog is a good read! I encourage you to read it if you don't already. The link to it is in the sidebar of my blog to the right. It is called "theGoodlife". I'd put a link right here in my post if I knew how, but I don't. (Of course, my older sister knows how to do that also....maybe she can teach me sometime.) And while I am on the topic of sisters who blog, I should tell you that my younger sister has a wonderful blog too....."beebabble" in that same list of blogs to the right. She doesn't post as much (like me)--but when she does, it is something worth reading, for sure. (and Kerry....I hope you know that you are amazing, too. SO amazing. I love you beyond words, and you are a wonderful, talented, and beautiful person. For some reason this post just went in the direction of following in the footsteps of an achieving older sister.) :0)

Aren't I blessed? Not everyone has such talent and sweetness in their families. I am truly thankful.

AND....I will try to work on my blogging skills.


dawn said...

Kim--you are the one who started us on this whole blogging thing. You can take both credit and blame. :)

This was such a nice post, I honestly don't know what to say. I'm humbled. Your perception of me is skewed I wish I was the person you described. And the fact that you think all those things makes me wonder if I am truly real around you. But I know I am--cause what you see is what you get with me. Especially with you who knows me inside and out. You just chose to mention positive things...which I appreciate. :)

You should know that I think you are an incredible person to boot and you are better at tons of things than me. For one, you know how to be quiet when it's appropriate. You are WAY more creative and artistic--and you are always the one who introduces me to new things with your enthusiasm for them. You are able to overlook an offense, and forgive easily. You are much kinder and sweeter and more patient than I am, and innately sillier too. I feel like a kid around you, and that is super cool. And, you are not nearly as self-promoting as I am, or as selfish, best I can tell.

And for anyone still reading my should know that Kim has amazing accomplishments to her name as well...don't let her fool you with her humility. She is mucho-talented and has a HUGE heart. Even her doggie knows it.

Thanks again for your embarrassingly complimentary post and the sister love. I love you, Kimmy.

David said...

Hi my Kiwi -- I would have to agree with you both, and your comments about Kerry as well. The three of you are three of the most wonderful, loving, and caring women I have ever known. For nearly 20 years, I have been so privileged to call two of you my sisters, and one of you my wife.

I love you all!!!

kerry said... big sissys. you BOTH are pretty stinkin' amazing. i've learned SO much from each of you (more than you know) and i'm so thankful for you both!!!! i'm so glad God put us all together as a family!

kimsilver said...

this is one serious love fest going on here.....but it just goes to show how much we all think of each other, flaws and all. sometimes, I find myself in conversations where people are complaining about their family members--and it confuses me. I guess I have always known I was blessed to be in a loving family, but as I have gotten older I have realized how blessed we really are. I will always be thankful for parents who demonstrated their love abundantly, sisters who have laughed and supported one another, and husbands who have blended easily into our goofy family and just added to the love and support already there.
Love you all so much....

And were way kinder to me in your sweet comment. It actually made me tear up. Thanks, sis.

Jeff B said...

Virtual group hug!