Those of you who know my sister, Tammy, know what a beautiful soul she has. As for those of you who do not, here is a glimpse into the exceptional woman I am proud to call my sister.
Although she leads a very busy lifestyle of being a devoted loving wife, a mother to three children and maintaining a social life, she somehow always manages to find time to check up on me and take care of my needs. ALS has left me somewhat isolated from society (for better or worse ha ha), but Tammy always makes sure I am never ever lonely. She pops in to visit me almost daily, armed with her warm loving heart and big smile.
She is my angel who brings the outside world into my home. She always informs me of what is trending, who is getting engaged or married, what new restaurant opened, whether it is good or not, or where to get the best food delivery from – the mundane everyday bits of information that people might take for granted, but Tammy knows I need to hear or I would be out of the loop so to speak. Bless her habibti, she is also my personal shopper – she always makes sure I am aware of where the latest sales are happening (ha ha, I always love a good bargain). She either goes to the shop to take photos of the items on sale, ranging anywhere from furniture to napkins, and sends it to me to choose from or she takes me shopping (who doesn’t love shopping with their sister! 🙂 ). It doesn’t stop there – she also takes me to go visit my friends. It is the little activities that might not mean much on the surface, but mean the world to me.
Tammy embodies what family unity truly is. She makes sure family traditions are never forgotten, she loves any activity that brings us all together; she has become a mother figure to our family, despite her being the youngest sibling.
I do not know how I would manage without having Tam Tam in my support group; she gives me love when I need it, she gives me compassion when I am missing it, she gives me understanding when I feel misunderstood, she is my sounding board when I am angry or frustrated. She is always caring, loving and nurturing not only to me, but to my whole family. To be honest, everybody’s life would be better with a little Tammy in it, ha ha!
She is my best friend, she is My Sister. I love you Tammy habibti and appreciate all you do for me.
(btw that is cake on my face from my b-day, and yes I am 39… still:p)