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I am just Diane, just a mom and a wife. I have 5 children that range in age from 18 down to 2. I am also feeling particularly crafty lately and have opened an etsy store. Please feel free to check it out.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

This post is for my sister

Her name is Melissa and she is 4 years younger than me.  I was born on her due date and she was born on mine.  She is my only sister that shares both parents in common with me (no brothers).  We do have other siblings as well though.  I sure do love her.  I don't get to see her as much as I would like.  We are only one state away but it is still a 10 hour-turned-16 hour drive for me with the little ones.  We tried to move back to her state but it didn't pan out and honestly, the longer it takes, the more and more I don't see it happening.  I know that is not what she wants to hear.  It's not what I want to believe but we are becoming accustomed to being here and there are things we love about being here.  I love my sons preschool and the babies music class.  Emily loves her school and her dance class.  Up until just recently though, I was ready to get the heck out of here.  A recent change of hands with my husbands job though has made me really think that we are probably going to be here for a while so I may as well just get used to it.  That thought, all by itself, is really, really, really hard for me.  I will be 39 next month and I have never lived anywhere for more than 4 years IN MY LIFE.  We have been here for nearly 3 and a half years now.  I. am. itching.  So, I think I will just sell my house and move across town.  It should scratch my itch enough to allow another 3 or 4 years to pass.

In the meantime though, I REALLY miss my sister.  I miss you, girl.  I wish we could have lunch together and cookouts...  girls night out and some therapeutic shopping.  I dream about hanging out at your house with your annoying cute little doggy.  Emily begging me to take her to your house and Owen crying when we have to go home.  Disney world and the water park.  I don't have a sister here.  Great, now I need a tissue.  It is really hard to think too much about the reality of this situation.  That is my defense mechanism... I just don't think too much about things that bother me.

So anyhow, I hope you know how much I love you and miss you.  I am really sad that I won't be seeing you this week although I do understand.  Thats all I have.  I wish we lived closer.  I wish my kids were more a part of your life and we had time to spend together.  Maybe one of these days.  Just maybe.


Blogger Coby said...

Your relationship with your sister sounds wonderful - even though you don't live close and you miss her so much! I have a half-sister, but we didn't grow up in the same house and barely knew each other. I'm always so curious about sibling relationships (and a wee bit jealous!). Although I guess it's too late to ask my parents for a little sister now, huh? ;-)

June 10, 2010 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Just Diane said...

Thanks, Coby! You know, growing up we didn't get along at all. We fought constantly. I couldn't wait to move out and not have to live with her anymore. She was an annoying pain in my rear... then I moved away. Our relationship has come full circle. I still don't think I could live with her though!

June 11, 2010 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger DJs sister said...


I miss her so much.... she has been my enemy, caretaker, tormentor, stylist, teacher, decorator, mentor, corruptor, conscience, therapist, designated driver, hemorrhoid, nurse, cook, piece of mind, confidant, bully, idol, co-conspirator, motivation, bad influence and best friend (sometimes all in the same day). Most of all, she is a piece of me that none one else can ever replace and she's so far away, it hurts.

Please don't tell her I said any of this...

June 11, 2010 at 10:50 AM  

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