Friday, February 02, 2007


When I was 6 or 7 years old, my family went to visit my oldest sister in Louisiana. She took us to see her horse who was grazing in a pasture nearby. She hopped on him bareback and my dad lifted me up and plopped me behind her. She took off at a racing speed, at least that is what it felt like at 6 yrs old, but in truth it was probably walking a little bit faster then normal! I remember yelling at her to "STOP!!!" , but she didn't. I kept sliding off the ass end of the horse. Trying to grip anything I could with my little hands. In honesty, I dont remember if I ever did fall off the horse, or if my sister finally stopped and let me down. I just remember that for the next 10 years, I hated her!! LOL. Of course that wasnt the only reason... she was the oldest of 3 girls (17 yrs older then me) and I was the youngest. Daddy always bragged about how well she was doing. He was so proud when she became a Russian translator in the Army... she was intelligent, beautiful and Daddy's absolute favorite. For the past 6 years, I have come to see what my dad did in my sister. I call her for no reason sometimes, just to laugh. Yesterday was one of those days. We talked about everything and nothing.. .and I loved it. She and I are alot like our dad.. which makes talking to each other a little comforting I think.

Its been 6 years now that my Dad past away... and whoever can say that missing them gets easier as time goes by should be shot! I miss him more as the years fly by. My husband asked me after the wedding last weekend, if I wanted to have a 'real' wedding like that one. He and I were married in the little courthouse here in town, dressed in Wranglers and boots...(my sister was there!)

I love my husband, and a wedding like that is a dream, but I told him... " I couldn't walk down the isle without my daddy" ... and that is the truth. I dont feel sorry for myself... I loved our little wedding.. and I would do nothing to change it. So my husband said "How about we have something 'kinda' like a wedding for our 5 yr anniversary" ... LOL.. how can you say no to a man who just wants you to have a day where your the princess! I said I would love to... but we're going to have to do something besides have me walk down the isle... maybe we could do a conga line!! LOL just kidding. Whatever we do end up doing... you can bet I will want my sister right next to me!!

So... today is a day of cleaning this house top to that I can just relax all weekend with hubby! I have two workouts planned.. and am going to drink 14 glasses of water.. thats right, 112 oz... which is what I should be drinking for my wieght and hieght! Huh.. .who knew? So, I better get off memory lane and get my butt moving!!

Have a Blessed Day!


PearShapedGirl said...

Hi Tigerlilly, thanks for sharing your stories... I think a walk down memory lane sometimes helps us figure out who we are and how we got here. Glad to hear that you're now close with your sister! That's sweet of your husband to want you to have a special "wedding" day! Just make it into a huge celebration and you can wear a fancy dress, but it doesn't have to be like a wedding, just a party with all your closest friends and family! Good luck with all that water... you'll be awfully familiar with the bathroom by the end of the day... ;)

Take care and have a great weekend,

~~Midnight Raider~~ said...

You have a heck of a man! What a total sweetie! I bet all your girlfriends are envious!

jeannie* said...

Yay for your hubby! That is super fun... you deseve to be a princess for a day!

Meghan said...

This is such a sweet post. What a great husband you have!


Howdy, Partner! Looking forward to supporting the heck out of you for the next 25 days!

de said...

hi tl; i know i could never replaceyour dad would not even try he was a tough man among tough men
but if you would let me i would stand in for him esoecily if i get to see jodie again