To my sisters

Jolene and Jody,

I wanted to wish you a Happy 30th Birthday!!!


Jody and Jolene probably 8 years ago

I seriously can’t believe that you are 30, when I moved away you were 17 and that’s how I remember you both. I know that seems silly since I’ve seen one or both of you almost every year since then but that’s how it is. You are my baby sisters and always will be.

Jody and Jolene

Jody and Jolene, 30 years ago

I couldn’t be more proud of you guys. You both have beautiful babies, and pretty great guys. You have both grown up to be fantastic women and I’m happy that you are my friends as well as my sisters.

jody, her boys and jolene

Jody is holding her two boys, Brayden and Conner and Jolene last year

Jolene and kids

Jolene with both her kids Olivia and Max this Memorial day

Max and Jolene

Jolene with Max, probably 10 or 11 years ago

Jolene and Livi

Jolene with Olivia this past Easter

Who would have guessed I would have felt this way when we were little? Its not easy being the older sister of twins, its probably not easy being the older sister period, but I say twins are especially bad. First off there is the fact that I was pretty much only known as “The twins’ sister” no one ever knew my name, I guess they didn’t know theirs either or I would have been Jolene and Jody’s sister. Then there was the incredible teamwork that twins have. They ganged up on me so seamlessly as we were growing up it was unbelievable. One knew just what the other wanted her to do (to me) without speaking. There were some serious all out wars; screaming, biting and pinching. How else was I suppose to protect myself?

Us in green

Jody, Christy (me) and Jolene

I didn’t know it at the time but I was so jealous of the bond that you two share. We all have almost always been close but you two are so much closer. As it should be.

Robbie, Jody, Jolene and me

Our cousin Robbie, Jolene, Jody and me

I’m sorry that I’m not there to celebrate with you in person, but know that I’m there in spirit. I’m really sorry that I didn’t get your cards sent out in time, I hope this makes up for it.

I love you two! Have a very happy 30th birthday.


Jody, Memaw and Jolene

Jody, Memaw (our Grandma) and Jolene

Jolene, Mom and Jody

Jolene, our Mom and Jody

Old Christmas

Me and our cousin Melissa in the back, Jolene and Jody in the front


Jolene, Our cousin Robbie and Jody in front, me in back

****Sorry about the bad pictures, most were scanned and I couldn’t do much to fix them.

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4 thoughts on “To my sisters

  1. Ohh, you’re right, I can definitely imagine being called just “the twins’ sister” and how that’d be kinda anonymizing (that’s not a real word, but it should be). They are gorgeous & so are your niece & nephews!

  2. Christy,
    You are a wonderful sister. You were always the Twin’s Sister, but to us that was special… You were the best sister we could ever ask for, you always took all of our crap even when you didnt really want too, and yes we were bad, we worked you over alot, but you were still there when we needed, you were our Mother hen,,,and everyone knew that…..We love you very much…..I love you Jolene

  3. Awwww! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos with us! Happy (belated) Birthday to your sisters! How lucky you are to have sisters!!! I’ve got two brothers (who are both great!), but have ALWAYS wanted a sister to share girl talks with! LOL!

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