Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Here we are,
the big sisters.

Janice and Janet are the little sisters....the twins.

The big sisters all live in the Midwest so we were able to get together for the Beef-a-Rama this year.
You know with all the exciting activities, my favorite thing to do is sit in the kitchen and talk.
We don't see one another nearly enough and there is a lot of catching up to do.

Because of the blog I feel like my story is out there...
Cindy's and Nancy's stories are told in the kitchen.

You can see that they are beautiful and stylish.
I always tell you that they are fun.

But what I don't tell you is what beautiful people they are inside.

Nancy has been taking care of others her whole life.
First it was the twins. She helped our mom out because she was the perfect helping age when the twins were born.
Then when our parents died and Nancy was only 20, she became our legal guardian. She quit college and came home.
When her children went to school, she helped out at the church pre school and now she works with autistic children.
She has something coming up in her life where she will again step out, in her self-less fashion, and give of herself and her time
because it is the right thing to do.
I am in awe of my sister Nancy.

Cindy is a remarkable and tireless care giver too. She loves her kindergartners and gives them her
best every day. She chooses to work with the children who have not had the advantages other children have had
because she knows it's crucial work. She is great at it and makes school a wonderful place of learning and fun.

Cindy also cared for Sue with love and compassion and humor. She was tireless in her support and care.
Not only did she daily help Keith but she was our eyes and ears and hands when we were not there.
I am in awe of my sister Cindy.

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
~Charles H. Spurgeon

36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and [a]foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
Matthew 22:36-39

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.
~Audrey Hepburn

I see your beautiful souls, girls.
You inspire me to be more caring.

Love you!

Donna Elsie

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