A Tribute to Barb


Yesterday was my sister Barb’s birthday. I am the baby and Barb is the oldest. I don’t ever remember living with Barb as I was so young when she married and started her own family, yet we are very close.

I could go on and on about Barb’s professional accolades and the difference she has made in the world through her various positions in her career throughout the years, but to me she is so much more than that….

Barb is my big sister. Barb is now the leader and wise one in our family. Barb is the one who I look up to for advice on life, on child rearing, on cooking, on understanding human nature and on love and compassion. Barb has worked with prenatal babies and in palliative care and she has lived a life full of experiences, heartache and love.. the entire spectrum, so you can see why she is the ‘wise one’ to me and many others.

I am so happy to see you Barb, enjoying your retirement and traveling to so many places, but most of all I am happy to see you in Joy and Living in the Now. It is great to see and your joy of life and living shines in all that you do.

In this picture you are in Italy today cooking up a storm. Did I mention to you all that she is the best cook ever? I wish I was there smelling the pot and waiting in anticipation for yet another of your amazing meals.

Anyhow, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I am proud to call you my sister, my friend, and one of the wisest women I know. You are a gift to all that know you. I wish for you so much love and joy and that you enjoy every moment on this beautiful journey of life. I love you Sis! And don’t forget you have awesome legs! 😉 hee hee

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