Thursday, June 11, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sweet Sister!

I have a special needs sister, Roberta, who is turning 58. Looking back through the years, I can't remember a time when I didn't absolutely love my sister. When the family got the news that Roberta would never be "normal", we all grieved together, but as family, we always tried to make life as normal as possible for her. She is now living in a special needs home, where she receives wonderful care. My parents are deceased. I'm now responsible for decision making and seeing that she continues to receive adequate and compassionate care. She's never spoken a word her entire life, but when I see her smile, it's communication to my heart! God never gives us more than we can handle and it's definitely the truth when it comes to Roberta; she is a beautiful blessing!


Monica said...

Hi Gigi!
I´m glad to hear that your sister has you as a sister :-)And you've made a beautiful card to her! :-)

Thank you for the birthday wishes :-) I will celebrate tomorrow with a huge cake... yummy!! :-) I will eat some for you to hihihi :-)
Kram kram!

ronay said...

Awww...Roberta will love feeling the card, and she will like the color balloons too! love, Ronay