Sunday, August 06, 2006

My sister is joining me in the blog world...soon

My sister Rachel is my best friend.

As she is fond of saying, we have no memories of childhood without each other, right there, holding hands (unless, of course, we were drawing the imaginary line dividing the bed we shared most of our growing up!). We were a twosome through bad haircuts and bad fashions...through fad diets and girlhood crushes.

I loved her then, but little did I know the beauty of a friendship that would deepen even more. We've hung with each other through our marriages, jobs, babies, miscarriages and child raising.

She's always been one step ahead of me, taking what comes with a great sense of humor and looking at life's transitions through the lens of faith. She's been been through two of those just this year: watching one daughter graduate and another get married.

I get to watch and learn.

And soon you will, too!

She's still putting the finishing touches on her blog.

In the meantime, you can be tantalized by Rachel's amazing art by visiting her family business's website, Artifex Studio. In addition to hearing a little bit of her wit and wisdom, she promises that she will share some how-to's with those of us lacking in artistic talent (I'll be taking notes, too, believe me!).

I can't wait to introduce you!


Emily said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my LJ! God's been so cool to prepare me, although last week He also reminded my heart that there's NO way i can plan my way out of being broken. i think i was starting to think that if i was really careful to watch out for pitfalls, i wouldn't fall into them. . . but doubtless, part of His plan includes pain and uncertainty. but He'll still be there, so it's okay with me! (i say that now. . . :-P). Anyway, sounds like you had a cool God-filled college experience! Where did you go?

Sounds like your discipline styles are well thought out and effective- I love reading about your family! I love you humble you are about growing and how much joy you obviously take in your life!!! THAT ROCKS!!!

Emily :-) (

Jen said...

Your kids look like this photo....I look forward to meeting your sister.

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

My sisters are by FAR my best friends... it's why I went through everything I did to give my Sarah a sibling.. and I have confess.. when it was a sister I really was overjoyed!

Sisters ROCK! :)



Kristina at Learn2Luv2Run said...

I love the picture. Keep us posted on your sisters upcoming site.

Donnetta said...

Wow.. how fun that will be!!! None of the others in my family blog... yet. I'm working on them. :-)

Thanks for leaving your link and comment at "My Quiet Corner" and Welcome to blogging!

Please feel free to stop by again anytime!

Wendy said...

Love the picture!

Jennifer said...

Ok, I am in awe. I visited your sister's site and cannot believe how artistically talented she is. Wow! If only I had the talent, or money to hire her. Consider me thoroughly impressed and I look forward to meeting her.

Theresa said...

How exciting...I wished my sisters blogged. Can't wait to see the new digs!

Shawna said...

Cute cute picture!

Anonymous said...

OK, I immediately cried when I read your post. I feel so lucky, (you know what I mean), so blessed to have you. I hope your blog friends know how special you are. Thanks, sis. I Love You, Rachel Anne