As I sit here and watch David Ortiz continue to kill the Yankees, I can only imagine what the scene is in the family room at a certain address in Erie, Pennsylvania. Tonight's topic is Tracy.
Tracy is my dear sister. She never ceases to amaze me. I was nearly 12 years old when she was born, and a junior in high school when she started kindergarten. Fortunately, I lived at home until I was 22, and got to be around for most of Tracy's childhood.
In a nutshell, Tracy is a cool sister. Ever since she was young, she has enjoyed the things I loved. Some of them were largely influenced by me, others not so much. She loves the Yankees, she loves a lot of the same type of movies I do. It seems that she and I are never at a loss of words when we talk which is usually everyday thanks to Verizon Wireless.
Elaine and I have tried to include Tracy in our own family time as much as possible. Last winter, when she was having a rough time in life, we invited her to join us at Disney World for a long weekend with Mickey Mouse. She had a great time seeing my kids enjoy their first experience with Disney. It was great too, that Elaine let Tracy and I go back to the parks late one evening and ride some of our favorite rides together...just the two of us. I think we got back to the hotel around 12:30 am that night er morning. It was Tracy who convinced me to have Elaine, Sam, Jay and I to join them on their Disney Cruise this coming September. We can't wait!
At this point, I cannot imagine life without Tracy. Despite the gap in our age, I am 32, she is will turn 21 in a few months, we are incredibly close, and are comfortable sharing anything with one another. I thank the Lord for bringing her into my life.
Well Tracy, 7-1 Red Sox after 7 and a half innings. It doesn't look good for a win tonight, but the fat lady hasn't sung yet!
I love ya sis!