Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Are You Watching, Julie?

My big sister, Julie Ann Hix, was born on December 15th, 1976. In honor of her life, which lasted only four years, here are some pictures of my own two sweet girls. I'm so happy they have each other. I hope Julie looks down from heaven to see what we would have been. I'm sorry we missed out on growing up together.

You would have given me make-up lessons.

We could have worn matching clothes!

We would have always had a talking buddy at restaurants.

I would have taken all of your cool, big girl things and worn them.

We could have knocked 'em all dead with our swimsuits at the pool!

We would have tried all the latest hairstyles together.

We would have looked a lot alike, yet so different too.

You would have taken good care of me.

We would have loved each other even when we didn't feel like it.

We would have played lots of games together.

You would have helped me get to school.

I just know......

we would have been the best of friends......


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  2. This is so sweet. I'm sorry that Julie isn't here. Just know that you will be the best of friends one day in heaven!

  3. Dewey Hafta Academy said:

    "As someone whose girls are also growing up without their sister, I have to say that this is a beautiful post. I am often keenly aware of what they're missing out on, as she was the middle girl and would have had more in common with each of them than they do with each other.

    Sisters are an amazing thing.

    Happy birthday, Julie, and many hugs to your baby sister today."

    (sorry - I originally posted this on the wrong blog.)

  4. thank you for reminding me to give thanks for my sister and best friend. happy birthday, Julie!

  5. Wow, this is so touching. I don't even know what to say. Your girls are darling, beautiful little girls.

  6. This is really touching on a very personal level for me. I'm so glad that you have the opportunity to raise 2 little girls. We serve a God that likes to multiply back to us what we have lost. I hope that through your girls he does just that for you.

  7. such a sweet post... and it's so good that you get to watch your girls and see what you would have had with julie.

  8. That is truly beautiful, La.

    Thank you for the reminder to be thankful for what I have.

    Many blessings to you, and your mama, too, as you watch these gorgeous girls grow up to be the special women of God they will be.

  9. Oh Lori, this was so precious, it brought tears to my eyes. How beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.