It is hard to believe that tomorrow is already Thursday. How fast the week went by. The only reason I know it is really Thursday tomorrow is because today is my youngest sister’s birthday.
In my family I must be the only one who does not celebrate a birthday because it is way too close past the holidays. By that time everyone is trying to lose weight and tired of eating. But the 9th is a little past the holidays and people have a tendency to get past their gluttony of Christmas and New Year.
I hardly see my sister because she is always hard at work – she works two jobs most days. She does not have children but if there’s anyone who’s so generous in helping out my nephews and nieces go to college – she’s the one. While I carried the burden of taking care of the needs of my Mom when she was sick, this time it is my youngest sister’s turn to take care of the other members of the family. My other sister too in the Philippines took the brunt of caregiving during the last 9 months of our mother’s life and she is the guardian to our nieces and nephews. Like my youngest sister, she too never complains.
My sister has an open palm. She’d always say, as long as there’s something to share – just give. She’s always so selfless, patient, just the best sister one could have. She was there too to help me when I was taking care of our mother – we lived an hour apart but she tried to be there whenever she could. I could not have asked for more.
Am so glad that she’s off today, which rarely happens. So we went to try this Japanese Restaurant which I’ve heard a lot about. I had high expectations going there but it was a big disappointment. The service was very slow and the food was not the best Japanese I’ve ever had. Well at least I know I will not be going back there again.
My sister loved her order though and that was all that mattered and I got to spend quality time with her and her husband.