Sunday, January 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Carla!

My sister and I are opposites in a lot of ways. I'm 5'8 and she's 5'2. She's a redhead and I'm not. She wears glasses, me 20/20. She got married young and had 4 kids. I got married at 27, divorced at 29 and am still waiting on my first kid. She's a crunchy, very liberal, Democratic pseudo-hippie type. (Said with all the love in the world sis. LOL!) I'm just a bit more conservative in my views. In spite of our differences, she is my best friend. I'm sure there are still days when we drive each other crazy but all in all I can't imagine life without her. Carla has 4 children whom I adore and speak of frequently here. Check out their adventures at her blog The Tales of the T's.

We'd always planned for her to be in the delivery room when I gave birth. But since my path took me down a different road to motherhood, our plan is for her to accompany me to China so that she can still share this experience with me. There's no one I want there more. In a perfect world, my other best friend, Lisa, will get to go too. That would be like winning the lottery for me to have both of them there to share this great travel adventure with. And for them to witness that moment when Mia is finally placed in my arms. Sigh....

I hope you have a great day sis... even though you have to work. Happy Birthday & I love you!

21 comments:

Connie said...

Happy Birthday, Carla! I'll pop over and pass it on

Lee-Anne said...

How sweet! Happy Birthday Carla!

Jill and Jaap said...

Happy Birthday Carla!
I think that is great that she is going to China with you. What a great time to share with eachother.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Carla!

I think it's great that she will go to China with you.

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

You look alot alike actually.

Just browsing adoption blogs and happened upon yours. Good to know you are a conservative. LOL

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Carla. Isn't it great to have a sister who loves you so much and one that is also your best friend. :-)

Doris & Dan Clark said...

Happy Birthday Carla!

Keep smilin!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you couldn't have a better person to share your adventure with!

Lisa B. said...

I'm looking at the picture and thinking "what a great picture of the 2 of you" and then I start looking at the background and notice someone has a front door just like mine....then I notice that IT IS MINE!!! The picture was taken at our first cousin get together back in July. I wondered why Carla had on a sleeveless shirt on her birthday!! LOL. Happy Birthday, Carla!!!

tracy said...

Happy Birthday to Carla! Very sweet of her to share in your "delivery room" moment!

Anonymous said...

What a special bond you and your sister have. I can tell you are an absolute geniune person and will make one special mama!

BTW: I added you to my blogroll :-)

Deb
(6 more sleeps)

Anonymous said...

That is so nice! My sister wanted to be there in the delivery room and um NO! Anyway, I ended up having 2 c-sections so I didn't have to enforce my wishes! That will be great for you if both of them get to travel with you! That would be so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Happy B-day to your sis! I always wish that I had a sister!!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet tribute! She will be a great souce of support in China (hope your best friend gets to go too!)

Melissa said...

Happy B-day to sis, and I LOVE that she will be going to China w/you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Carla! My sister is coming to China with us too!

Carla said...

I'm actually 5'3. And yes, I accept the liberl, Democrat, pseudo hippie title. One day, I will rub off on you sis! Thanks for all the birthday wishes. I did have to work all weekend but I did get to welcome two beautiful water babies on my birthday! (I'm a L&D nurse).

Mommy-To-Channing said...

Happy Birthday Carla!! I'm so jelouse!! I always wanted a sister to share that special bond with!! Great to hear that she will be going to China with you....you will have so much fun!!

Anonymous said...

Oh that's wonderful. Sounds like you make the perfect sisters!
Happy Birthday Carla!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Happy birthday to your sis and soon to be auntie to Mia.