This person knows how to respects elders, is young enough to be adventurous and try new things, but old enough to have the maturity of a 80 year old. I love the drive that this person shows every single day. When they go to work, they give it their all. It may not be the most desirable job in the world, and there are definitely better ones out there… but that doesn’t stop them. They push through it because at the end of the day, they know that they enjoy what they are doing. Every day that goes by, they are providing for their future and they have never taken their eye off that price.
This person is a she. She is creative…my goodness is she creative. She can sit for hours and let her creativity just flow. The best part is, it is always beautiful. No matter what she creates, the world loves it. The entire world would fall in love with her if they had the chance. She has a handful of close friends and she is still friends with people whom she has known since she was a little girl. I think it is truly beautiful when people pull this off… it doesn’t happen for everyone, but for the people it does happen for, it is beautiful.
She is hilarious. And I am not talking like your center of attention, attracting the crowd kind of hilarious… I’m talking the best kind of hilarious. She has her own kind of humor and she finds humor and happiness in the smallest of things. She can light up the room with her smile, her big eyes, and bright personality.
She has pushed me for as long as I can remember. She has never once given up on me and I don’t know how I will ever be able to thank her for that. Every time something is wrong, she is my go-to girl. No one has ever been able to give me advice like she can. And you know what? She’s always right. Like I said, she has the knowledge of an 80 year old woman…and it amazes me everyday that I was blessed with her presence.
Have you guess who SHE is yet? No?
Her name is Shelby Leigh Marcey and she is my older sister. She is the best damn thing that has ever happened to me and I thank God everyday for her. She has known me since the day I was born and she has still stuck around all this time. And yeah, she is my biological sister, but that doesn’t mean anything. I’ve seen families fall apart. I’ve seen people not give their families love and affection. I’ve seen siblings give up on each other… but not Shelby and I. We have always had such a strong bond. She is truly my best friend and I know for a fact that nothing can replace the love of my sister. Even though she lives 9 hours away and she won’t have kids yet… she is still the best sister in the entire world.
You might have been able to guess one other person when I was describing Shelby. That is my mother. Yeah, my mother is also my go-to girl. She is THE most creative woman I have ever had the pleasure to meet and she never ever steers me wrong with her advice. Nothing in this world could replace the love of a mother and I am so glad that I have the best one. She makes me laugh, she helps me when I want to cry, and she has always put my sister and I first. Incase you were wondering, yes, Shelby is literally my mother in the best and worst way possible. They fight the same, they give the same advice, and they think the same corny jokes are hilarious... I know this is exactly what you wanted to hear sissy ;)
My mother and my father have shown me what love truly is and I am so blessed to have witnessed it. I am blessed for the family I have, and I don’t take it for granted. But no, my family is not perfect. We argue, sometimes I hate what my parents cook for dinner, the kitchen isn’t always clean, I feel like I am the one always cleaning the toilets, we walk around in our underwear, and we laugh at things we definitely should not laugh at… but they are my family and nothing will ever be able to change that. I love the family that I was given because they are MY family, they have made me who I am today. We are crazy, annoying, loud, and I can’t go 30 minutes cuddling Bubba without my dad coming in and bugging us… but you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way. I really wouldn’t. I hope everyone really takes a minute to thank God for your parents and siblings. You were given them for a reason.
Moral of the story, love your family and the ones close to you, whoever that may be.