My sister is so great! (that's her on the left). I can't tell you how many times she has come over and helped me when I was sick or pregnant, or just had a baby. Way more times than I have been out to help her. She's so compassionate and always takes time to serve others.
Right now she is home schooling her kids. Just last night she was saying she feels like, because of her pregnancy, this last year she didn't do all that she needed to with her kids. I don't think it's going to matter. He kids are so far advanced. Her little boy, Ethan, isn't suppose to start kindergarten till this fall because he has a late birthday, and yet he reads SOOOOO much better than my child who will be going into the first grade this year. When her kids were in public school they were always getting awards to student of the month and citizenship, etc. I know it's because Jill, and her husband, have done such a fine job teaching their children respect for others, how to be a good friend, and how to work hard.
I remember when we were young it use to take me twice as long to get ready for school in the morning because I spent so much time watching Jill. She was always so pretty and well poised, and just cool, not to mention thin, and she had really great hair. When we go on trips together I find myself doing the same thing.. Just watching her do her hair or put make up on.
When we lost Vincent Jill dropped everything for me. When we went in to have the baby Jill came to my house with only an hours notice (it takes 45 minutes to get to my house from hers) and stayed with my kids. She cleaned my house (again!) and put away all of my maternity books and maternity clothes so I wouldn't have to do it when I got home. She then took my kids to her house and kept them overnight.. All while she was about 8 months pregnant.
My sister is so awesome and I love her so much. She's someone I aspire to be like. She makes me want to be a better person.
Happy Birthday Jill!