was a very good day.
It was the day that my sister, Darci was born.
At the time, I was awaiting my 12th birthday.
I was sleeping on a mattress in the living room of our home, because I was getting NEW bedroom carpet — Kelly green carpet! Little did I know that I was also getting new bedroom furniture. I think my dad had made up some story about the carpet needing to “cure” and so my door was locked and I was shut out. I tell you this, because I vividly remember sleeping on the floor and my dad waking up in the middle of the night to tell me I had a baby SISTER. To this day, I remember the feeling of excitement in my heart — a sister! I could not find sleep after that news and I remember wearing my favorite dress (made with Holly Hobby fabric) to school that day, because I felt special. I couldn’t wait to tell Mrs. Carson my 6th grade teacher.
In 1979, my sweet sister Chanda was born–so Darci has had lots of girl company growing up, but I hated leaving these girls at home when I went to college and later on my mission.
This is a photo of Darci and I on the sleeper sofa the night I came home from my first fall at BYU.
I never dreamed that we’d all be such good friends today.
I found out this week that Chanda and her family are coming to Spokane for Memorial Day weekend!
Sisters are most definitely one the BEST things in life.