Sunday, December 14, 2008

Feeling Loved

I have the sweetest sisters in the whole wide world.  All of 'em, seriously.  There are no better people.

All last week I was close to the depths of despair because TheCall Christmas party was on Friday and I, before I knew of it, made a babysitting commitment for that night.  I called the parents, let them know the situation, said I would totally still do it, but by any chance did they have anyone else they could call?  No, they didn't.  Ahh!

I planned on visiting the party once I was done babysitting (technically it would be over, but I hoped people would still be there).  THEN.  Ohmygoodness then.  Elizabeth offered to babysit for me so I could go to the party.

Did I mention I have the best sisters in the whole world?

Liz filled in for me!  It was such a treat.  I had totally gotten myself into striving-strong mode where I tried to be the best I could be for everybody to prove who I am, and that just doesn't work.  Basically, that sort of living quite quickly makes you ready to throw in the towel and be a hermit for the rest of your days.  I had to remind myself that I can't save the world and it's okay to let Liz help me out and it's okay to ask Suz to take a cake out of the oven if I have to run to an obligation ('nother story).

I loved the party.  I think it wouldn't have mattered what actually happened, I was just so fabulously happy to be there.  Liz's orders as I left were: 1) "You better have the time of your life!"  2) "Stay out all night" (Then she thought about it and recanted: "Well, you know...not too late" and 3) "No kissing!"  (she kids, she kids...No kissing going on in this life).  Me and my coconut cake made our way over there, and just had a wonderful time. :)  

Meanwhile, Liz hung out with what I thought was going to be a sleeping baby who ended up throwing up on her and not going to sleep.  Ah, sister.  True sacrifice.

Thanks SO much, Liz!  I just had to blog about the whole thing to let everyone know how amazing you were. :) Love you to pieces!


Amy Rachel Peterson said...

Oooo...what a great sister! Can't wait to be with you three again :)

Anonymous said...

Aww sisters are great indeed! I totally cracked up that you missed being thrown up on *grins* ah, the joys of babysitting sometimes.

Anonymous said...

this is the best story I have heard in a long time. Very comparable with the good Samaritan who saw the dude beat up on the side of the road and just intervened with practical kindness. Bless Liz for this, Lord! And keep blessing Annie with wonderful, unexpected acts of kindness.

Mary Marantz said...

that's awesome!!! I'm an only and I often wish that I had sisters....especially ones like yours!

JennyLee said...

Yay! How about "D".

Anonymous said...

I have to agree...sisters are the best. I love both of mine dearly.

Anyways, I just found your blog today...and just thought I'd stop by and say how much I like it. : )