Thursday, June 11, 2009

Carla is a Senior!

Hi! Here I am once again bringing you exciting news. Last time I posted about my youngest sister, Maria Rose. But this time I am posting about my younger oldest sister, Carla. This year she is a senior, and she will be graduating soon. I am so excited for her, and I couldn't wait to share with you all this great news.

Carla is the second oldest child in our family. Carla and I are three years apart. Ever since she was born, Carla and I have been best friends. Of course we had our sisterly arguments at times, but I would have died for Carla. She was the one person who knew almost everything about me, and we were inseparable. I have never been as close to someone as I have been with Carla (apart from my mama). When we were little girls you would have never caught us apart. We played together, shared a room all our lives, and always helped each other out. She has always been my dearest friend, and always will be. I have so many good memories of Carla and me, and it makes my heart joyful remembering all of those good times. We stuck with each other through the thick and thin.

When I moved away from home when I turned eighteen, we became slightly distant for the first time in our lives. Things were said, different opinions were made, and hearts grew distant. We neither understood what we each needed to do. Times were very hard for both of us, and decisions were made. I wish I could say that everything turned out perfectly, but things didn't go that way. I don't regret the choice I made, I just wish I had done it in different timing and a different way. With all the stress I was carrying and things I wanted to do with my life, I couldn't see clearly. I made choices that many people including Carla could not understand. I don't blame them that they didn't understand, but I did want them to believe in me. But such wasn't the case so Carla and I disagreed and we moved on with our lives. I wish I could go back and redo all of what happened; for our inseparable sisterhood has never returned. Carla and I are still great friends, but we each have our own lives. I live farther away now so it's hard to see Carla as much as I would like to. But she is always in my heart! I will never forget the wonderful childhood and sisterhood we had, those were the best days of my life. She will always be my best friend no matter what happens!

Carla has become a beautiful, mature, Godly, kind spirited woman. She has taken what life has thrown her way, and dealt with it to the best of her ability. She helps so many people, always has a kind word to say to anyone, and greets each day praising her King. She is someone who I greatly admire and love! I am very blessed to call her my sister. I wish I could be at least half of what she is. She has such amazing strength that only God can give. She is strong for herself and for those around her. She has been my source of strength many, many times. She truly is the Proverbs 31 woman, and whoever God has picked out for her to marry will be truly blessed to have her as his wife. Although he better not hurt her in any way or my fury will be released. :)

As I sit here writing this my mind goes drifts back to the past, and tears come to my eyes thinking about our wonderful friendship. I now wish I could go back and relish those days and not take for granted anything. Carla and I have one thing in common that I wish would have never happened. We both lost our loving Mama. Which I guess I shouldn't say lost but rather passed her on to her Father. She is Heaven, and I am so glad she isn't in pain anymore. But I miss her so much, more than I could ever express in words. She was our Mama, our source of strength, the one who made everything okay. Even though life at times were hard, we knew we were going to be okay with Mama being there. Since she has gone, me and I am sure my siblings have felt lost without her. There will never be a woman like her, and she will always be my Mama. I can see Carla becoming like her. She has the same humble, kind spirit as Mama had. I am so grateful that Mama still lives on in each of us, and she will always be in our hearts.

In conclusion I just want to say that I admire Carla for all she is and what she has done. She has been able to do things I could never do, and I admire that so much. She is the greatest friend and sister in the world, and I love her so much! I LOVE you Carla!!!


--Below are Carla's senior pictures--