Thursday, July 19, 2007

From my sister


My sisters had organized for some portraits of my kids to be done for my birthday but when they found out they wouldn’t be ready in time decided to do a scrapbook photo album for me. This was written on one of the pages –

The Boy and Girl in Blue
I was so proud of you when you joined the Police Force. It had been such a struggle for you to find work. Even after graduating from uni with degrees in everything, you had an enormous folder filled with applications. They were the days when they told you you were too qualified.

So into a life of crime (on the ri
ght side of the law) you went. I loved coming out every Wednesday to visit you at the Academy with Mum. For me it was more about having a good perve on the other police! Soon much to your disgust I was dating one of your Squad mates. You joined and said to me “Why don’t you join?” my answer was a defininte no at that stage.

Then only some 2 years later, I was also to enter the Police Academy. My graduation was one of my proudest days – not just because I had achieved it, but because finally I was smart enough to do something kjust like my big brother. The girl that failed Year 11 – against all odds had finally achieved a good result!

When you turned up in your police uniform you made me the proudest sister that there could have been. Even though we had to stand and have our photos taken with our old aunts in their fur coats.

Thanks for everything Loz. You were my inspiration back in 1983 – the day I graduated.

And you still are today!

I love you
Deb

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely beautiful gift to receive from your sister.
How very, very special.
Forget material things, that truly is what gift giving is all about.

Jen

HollyGL said...

Oh my gosh, Loz. I got the chills when I read that. It is so touching and heart felt. What wonderful reflection of how much you mean to those who know you best.

Jod{i} said...

Wow what a beautiful letter! Thanks for sharing!

paisley said...

this was so touching loz... how wonderful to have your sister love you like that... my family has never been close,,, least of all to me,, and ill tell you the older i get the more i realize i should have paid more attention.....

Blur Ting said...

That is the nicest gift a sis can give to a brother. She's such a great sis! You must be a great bro too!

Loz said...

Thankyou all ladies. There is seven years between myself and Deb and she will always be my little sister. I had no idea she felt that way about things so it was really nice to read and I must admit I teared up :)

Random Magus said...

I got the goose bumps. You're lucky to have such love!

Debra said...

Loz, I've never actually replied to your blogs, nor really let you know that I know they exist. But I do and occasionally, like now, I have a read! I have learnt more about you here than in all the years we have been brothers & sisters. i just want to say two things, firstly, you just gave the gift right on back to me! So thanks heaps - I meant every word! Secondly, I do love you and am always, always here for you. Looking forward to catching up soon. Love till eternity or like Nana used to say "till hell freezes over!!!!" xxxx Deb

Loz said...

Deb - it is a surprise to find you here. Thank you! I know that I still wear the masks a lot and in many ways it is only here in the writing that I do truly reveal parts of myself that otherwise lay hidden. See you Sunday week.
XOXOX