Monday, January 10, 2011

To My Sister Katie

Somebody once said that, “One writes best about what they know of.” And with that I introduce, my sisters. I wrote this about 9 years ago when I was living in Utah without any family. The names have been changed, I don't remember why... but here is to you Katie.

“Mom...Mom”, cried Anne in the middle of the night, “Mom, she came again. She told me that she will find a way to be my sister and that I am going to just have to wait. She said it wouldn’t be long”. The frantic 4-year-old snuggled against her mother’s chest and quickly fell back asleep. Rae knew what her only child was talking about. 4 nights in a row it had been the same scenario. Anne had woken up, hysterical speaking of her best friend, a red head and green eyes, named Evelyn, who she played with in heaven. This revelation was amazing. Anne’s, “soul sister”, her eternal playmate, which for some reason was having problems getting into this family and Rae knew why. Rae sighed,in the past 4 years, she had miscarried 6 times. Evelyn could have easily been one of the spirits who were desperately trying to come into this family. It broke her heart to see her only daughter so discouraged about something that was so far out of her hands. With Anne fast asleep, Rae went back to bed, not knowing the things that were to come. She lay next to her sleeping husband, Stewart, and fell asleep thinking of what to do.

It was raining really hard when the phone rang. “Hello”, said Anne, “Hi grandpa. Is it true. It is a girl! Hold on.” Anne quickly ran to get her mother. Rae had been waiting for this telephone call for some time. A few months early she had thought she had miscarried again when her father called and said some lady in his ward was pregnant and looking to put the child up for adoption. 6 month pregnant, Rae, and Stewart quickly jumped on this opportunity and awaited the arrival of there new daughter. “Hi Dad”, said Melanie, “We will be on the next plane out...okay...bye.” They quickly bored a plane and flew to Mesa to get there new daughter. When they walked into the hospital, the nurses quickly escorted them to the baby nursery and pointed out the most beautiful green eyes, red haired baby. Stewart whispered to Rae, “Evelyn”. Thus making there family almost complete, so they thought.

5 comments:

Katie said...

Love it! I like how you used all of our middle names

freutcake said...

Awww this was amazing! I want to read more. Are you writing a book?

I can carry all the shopping bags and the babies too. said...

Why yes, Freutcake.

Jeanette said...

I too love the middle name thing. You have a way with words, lady. Nice job!

I can carry all the shopping bags and the babies too. said...

Oh, Jeannette... you are too nice! DOn't forget to follow my blog AND click on all the links on the side. Lol