A Weekly Offering of This n That

Rainy Day is my alter ego. She is the little angel that sits on one shoulder and whispers in my ear to forgo that 6" piece of triple chocolate fudge with the four scoops of ice cream on it; she is also the little devil who sits on my other shoulder and convinces me that I can eat just one bite of each and be satisfied, and then laughs with such great abandon when in fact, I eat the whole thing, she falls off my shoulder. Mostly, Rainy Day helps me see the humor in living and, mostly, she encourages me down the right path. Not necessarily the straight and narrow one (how fun is that?) but the path that offers the most adventure and fun.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rainy Day and Little Sister #1

As Rainy Day has told you before, she has a large Family of Choice, but the other day, she had the excitement of meeting up with her biological sister for the first time in almost 20 years.  You see, Rainy Day's parents were divorced when Rainy D was a little girl, and both subsequently remarried. Rainy's Daddy and his new wife had four children; Rainy's Mom and her new husband had zilch. So while Rainy Day is an only child, she also has four (half) siblings.

Needless to say, they were not raised together, and never became all that close, so when Little Sister #1 contacted Rainy Day a few weeks ago, and realized they don't live all that far apart and further suggested they meet for lunch at a place half way between their homes, Rainy Day was ecstatic! You see, she's always known her siblings, because she is so much older than they, but they have not always known her.

The day came, and Rainy Day was very grateful for cruise control on her car, otherwise, she would have broken the speed laws in her excitement and hurry to meet up with #1. They had a great visit, traded all sorts of funny family gossip, and made arrangements to meet again, at least once, before the weather turns sour and travel becomes a tad bit more iffy.

As Richard Bach says, "Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof." Rainy Day knows this – that's why she has such a large, and loving, Family of Choice. But, she thinks, it's also a great gift to have a family of biology, too. Perhaps because as an only child Rainy Day is now an orphan?

At any rate, Rainy Day is very excited about meeting up with #1 Sister, and hopes you will join in her excitement, and be sure that you tell your siblings (of choice or biology) how much you love them for being them and for loving you.

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