Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Please allow me a moment to put into words my feelings about sisters and their relationships. Anyone who has been reading my blog for a while knows that I have a younger sister named Lisa that is my very dearest and best friend.
But this morning I witnessed the love of two other sisters, my mother Tomasa and her sister Casimira. My mom is Tia Casi's baby sister, just as Lisa is my baby sister.
My mom has been having car troubles and this morning she had to come into Bakersfield to have blood work done. She told me she would drive the 25 miles into Bakersfield with me since I commute every day to work anyway. She said her sister Casi would pick her up from the lab and they would spend the day together and I could pick my mom up after I got off work at 5.
When I got to the lab I was worried about just leaving my mom because it was pretty cold this morning and I didn't want her waiting outside in the cold...alone. Luckily the lab had opened at 7am so she could wait inside. I asked mom what time her sister was coming for her and she said around 9:30 or 10am. I hesitated to leave my mom because that's a long time for her to be alone...but as my mom walked towards the building I saw from the corner of my eye a woman that could have been my mothers twin. The same short, gray, curly hair, the same long lean frame, the same purposeful walk and the same strong, beautiful hands my mom has clutching a purse....it was my Tia Casi (tia is spanish for aunt).
I rolled down my window to call out to my mom so she could turn to see her sister and I saw my mom's eyes light up to see her sister and to know that she wasn't alone. My Tia came up to my car window to say "Good Morning" and I thanked her for coming to sit with my mom and make sure she wasn't alone.
And I went to work with a happy heart knowing my mom wasn't alone. Just as I drove out of the parking lot...my very own sweet sister calls me as she does every morning and I told her about what our Tia had done. There is nothing like a sister's love.