Friday, June 09, 2006
The saddest thing about not being home is missing out on the little things. Since I have been in Chicago, those little things have mostly revolved around my younger sister Carrie.
This past year was her senior year of high school and I missed her going to her Prom and just last night I missed her graduation ceremony.
My family is very close for how different we all are from each other and our age gaps. We’ve been though everything together and we have all supported each other through everything. Even though they begged me not to move, they still supported my decision. That’s not to say that every time I get home sick or miss something at home they don’t say, “I told you so,” but they know that if Tim and I didn’t make this move we would look back and say, “Damn, I wonder what our life would have been like if we would have moved to Chicago.” No regrets.
So my sister marched last night across the football field in her black gown and received her diploma. I know the ceremony was like every other ceremony St. Louis Park Senior High has ever had (except for mine which was in the gym because of the rain) but for me this year was special because my little sister walked across that field and I wasn’t there.
My brother tried to call me so I could hear her name being called out over the speakers but I was at a coffee shop that had a live band and didn’t hear my phone! I would have loved to hear that!
Carrie- I’ll make it up to you next week when I am home for your party. Congratulations, I am very proud of you.
Posted by Sarah at 12:57 PM