Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sisters

I'm very lucky to have the sister that I do. Isabel may be younger than me (only by a little bit though), most times she takes on the role of the older sister. She always presents the logical and rational side of things whenever I fly off the handle. Isabel's always there with advice whenever I have a problem. She is a constant source of inspiration to me. She got into med school after only three years of undergrad (from where she graduated with High Distinction I might add). My sister has also been doing an amazing job of raising Lucas, often on her own as Mark has had to be away due to his stint in the military.

We were hoping that they would be moving closer to us, about 40 minutes away but we just found out they are actually going to be settling in Alberta which is about five hours away by plane! Ugggh! I get why they have to go out there but I wish they would have been able to settle down closer to us. I've had people say dumb comments to me again "Oh, you're losing your sister, huh?" I don't get why people have to open their mouths sometimes.

Just like Janet refers to Ontario as Evil Ontario because her sister is here, Alberta shall now be called Evil Alberta. I guess I better start to look at flights to see how much it'll cost to go out there. Life really sucks sometimes. I think I need some serious retail therapy.

15 comments:

Rhonda said...

Aww, I'm sorry to hear that Isabel, Mark and Lucas are moving away!

Oh, and people who say dumb things...suck.

Stacy said...

So sorry to hear your sis and her family have to move so far away.

Have some fun with the retail therapy. You'll have to show off what you get!

dianne said...

Well on the plus side.......new stores for your retail therapy(which is ALWAYS a good thing).

Mark & Michelle said...

I am so sorry that they are moving...it really does suck! I know it is not the same, but I am only 7 minutes away...

other people are so incredibly insensitive it is nuts.

Janet said...

Oh Sweetie!!!! I COMPLETELY understand! I really do! I am so sorry that Alberta will be Evil to you now, but I totally get why!!! The only upside to this is that if you ever come to visit your sis......you can come and visit ME!!!! :-) I would LOVE that!

Commiserating with you FULLY,

Janet

kris said...

What a testament to how much you love her that you'll miss her this much... sorry she couldn't be closer.

Miss Cleo said...

That is going to be hard. Maybe you will just need more vacation time in Alberta! (or Batavia. your pick)

Doris & Dan said...

Poop! I am sorry they are moving far away. The only thing you will lose is $ from the long distance bills and flights to visit. You will only continue to gain strength and love from your relationship with your sister.

Keep smilin!

Shandra said...

Sorry to hear she is moving in teh wrong direction. I hope you all remain close.

A Special Family said...

Evil Alberta is a great place to visit for the summer though!!!

amy said...

I have a younger sister that takes that role as well!!! Hope you get to visit often

Ms. Dragonfly said...

I tried to move away from my family. a 3-4 hour drive only. I lasted 10 months. Then I moved back.
Sorry honey.
Hit the stores!

redmaryjanes said...

My sister is far from me and it's hard. I see maybe 2 or 3 times a year. It never seems to matter though. We're always just as close. Distance can't touch us.

Michael & Tammy said...

That really sucks about your sister moving so far away. You can NEVER lose your sister she will just be a phone call or e-mail away!

In the meantime retail therapy usually works for me!!
Tammy

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Sorry to hear that she is moving away. I moved away and ended up coming back, I missed it back home and my sister threatened me with my life if I ever considered it again! Who knows, she may be back before you know it.