Judy is on the right.
Marg is on the left.
I took this photo before Christmas at a book signing.
They were already talking then about turning the big six oh.
Marg is younger than Judy.....but just barely.
We'll concentrate on Judy for today.
I just love Judy.
Most of you know Judy from her blog where she pounds out weekly news from her front porch.
I know it is not nice to name drop....
but we are related her and I.
My mil's mother and her mil were sisters.
What does that make us?
It makes us appreciate an extraordinary relationship in friendship and blogging.
Since I know Judy personally...
let me just give you an inside scoop.
She worked with me (and Anneliese) behind the scenes working on the MGCC book.
She has a keen sense of editing as you can tell from her well written blog and is a person who doesn't mind a bit of repetition if it means we'll be happy with the end result.
she is a bit quiet....not looking for attention.
She has this quality in the most honest sense.
She bears a ready smile and is genuinely friendly.
I believe the quality I admire most about Judy is her kindness.
She loves her family...as you know.
She cares about others...for real.
She is steady and balanced.
She shares her faith and it is real.
I count myself blessed to have Judy as a friend.
I believe she will be my friend for life.
you can count on.
Heidi is my youngest sister by love.
She married my slightly older than me (by four years) brother Gerry.
It's her birthday today too.
I just love Heidi.
She has a zest for life and a determination that far exceeds normal.
She does not give up...
even when she has had cause to want to.
She is smart...really smart.
She is fit as a fiddle....running in half marathons.
She loves her family with a fierce loyalty.
She has a sense of humor and enjoys us rolling our eyes.
She readily helps others and has empathy for those who have less.
I can't imagine our family without her.
We save them seats at church every weekend.
They are enjoying time away...
and she said that we should think of it as a holiday for us too....
since we don't have to save them seats this weekend.
I count myself very blessed to have Heidi as a "sister".
We are sisters for life.
In this lifetime...
she'll be forever married to my brother.
I can count on.
Happy Birthday dear ones!
You are all celebrating....
and I wish you a wonderful day.