I was recently asked by someone if I had a sister. I was happy to tell them that I did. She lives far away from me, and I don’t see her and her family as often as I’d like, but we manage to talk on the phone and email back and forth. Today, I’d like to share three little things about my wonderful sister, Melanie.

1. My sister is very talented. She plays the piano, sings, knits, crochets, bakes, makes cards and, well, the list is basically endless.

2. My sister loves the unlovable, namely, me. I wasn’t very nice to her when I was little, but she endured me happily. To a lost girl, there was nothing more irritating than hearing “I love you anyway” after I had screamed “I hate you!” I’m thankful that she has forgiven me for all of that and is even one of my closest friends today. She is always ready and willing to help those around her who have a need.

3. My sister is quiet, happy to be in the background. I guess she could be pretty bitter after spending her life with a loud mouth like me, but she isn’t. To this day, I often blurt out my opinions, barely stopping to take a breath much less hear her side of things. Somehow, she looks past it all and still wants to pick up the phone when she sees my name on her caller ID. She is content to be a sounding board.

I’m grateful to have a loving sister who cares about me and prays for me. If I have grown at all in the Lord, I’m sure it is due in some part to my sister’s patience and prayers. I love you, Melanie!


5 thoughts on “Three Little Things about My Sister

  1. Amanda Tyler says:

    This was a sweet post. I think that we all have trouble appreciating your siblings until you’re older. I know that’s the case with me! I am constantly telling my boys how important their brothers are in their lives, but I don’t think you can understand it until you “grow up.”

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  2. Tori says:

    Sounds like you were blessed with a very special sister. Sweet post!


  3. Carolyn Courtney says:

    I love the sweet post, and I love the cute border you used. I don’t know how you find and apply all the pretty, unusual, and/or appropriate graphics and photos.
    I love you.


  4. Melanie Pledger says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I don’t remember the things you do–I just remember the thrill I felt when Daddy called from the hospital and said ,”IT’S A GIRL!” That was an answer to all my prayers. I feel like the biggest burden I bear right now is rarely getting to see you , Kevin and all my nieces and nephews. I can’t wait till we all get to Heaven! No more good byes!!! Love and miss you!


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