Sister Love.

Well, here it is. My new blog. It should feel very familiar, but trust me, it has had a thorough scrubbing behind the ears and is now in tip-top shape! I’m learning the ins and outs of managing content with WordPress and I have a ways to go, but I’ll get there.

I’m headed out of town this morning.

I’ll be speaking at the Close To My Heart Album Retreat in Salt Lake City on Friday morning, but before I do that, I’ll be meeting up with team members to film a segment from this CTMH retreat for our upcoming, first-ever BPC Pajama Party (you heard it here first!) Much more on that coming soon.

Anyway, my MOST favorite thing about Utah is the fact that I have family there. Two brothers and my sister, Darci. Brothers are awesome. Wouldn’t trade them for the world, but if you have a sister then you likely know that super-cool feeling of being with someone who gets you 100%. Except for the fact that she is younger, prettier and skinnier (you can confirm this on her blog, HERE) she and I are cut from the same cloth. We like the same stuff and are inspired by the same things. Darci has a stronger fashion sense, which I’m grateful for and I help her with computer-related stuff, so it always seems to be a win-win. We talk often, if not every day and I adore the fact that I can trust her to both listen all the way and tell me the whole truth. She is my best critic and my biggest fan. Now, I should remind you that I have another adorable sister, named Chanda, who, for a few more months, lives in Arizona. It just so happens that I get to go stay with her in April. This is happiness.

Turns out, I’m traveling today, with my dear friend, Allison and as mentioned above, I’ll get to see Wendy Smedley and Angie Lucas, all of which I would adopt as sisters in a heart-beat. So, in the spirit of soul-soothing sister-love, I thought I’d share what I’ve got planned for later today …

Tammy Kerry

This is Tammy, and her sister Kerry.

Tammy emailed me back in January. Here, in part, is what she said …

My older sister, Kerry, and I on several occasions have had a “pity party conversation” about all the things we want to do, but can’t do because everyone else demands our time, talents, attention and energy.  Every time we have these conversations, my sister always says, “We need Stacy.”  You have changed her life in ways that you will never know.  She has sorted pictures according to your helps and taken several of your classes.  In turn, she has shared helps with me and kept me grounded during times of insanity (and believe me I have several insane moments!)  In turn, I want to do something amazing for her.  One of her “bucket list” items is to meet you and have a few minutes to just talk to you.  We live in Northern Utah and I was wondering if you have any projects that would bring you our way this year?  I would love to take her to something you are presenting at or teaching (yes, I do understand your incredibly hectic schedule), but it doesn’t hurt to ask, right?

Because I completely understand sister-love and because I’m also a believer in the “it doesn’t hurt to ask” approach, I get to have lunch with Kerry and her very sweet sister, Tammy!  How FUN is that? SO THAT you don’t feel left out, I thought I could leave you with a wee challenge …

IF you have a sister, call or text her today during lunch.
Tell her that she matters to you and that you love her.

You’ll be glad you did.



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