Tuesday, July 30, 2019

My Sister, My Hero

This was originally published on Sept. 5, 2017 in the aftermath of  Hurricane Harvey:

My sister Susan is my hero. She is an amazing person who is one of the most beloved teachers at St. Johns School in Houston. She loves her kids and they [and their parents] love her.  So, can you guess what she was worried about most a couple of weeks ago, when she had to have a pacemaker surgery procedure. No, she wasn't worried about the procedure-but she was worried she would miss the first day of school with her kids. She even lobbied to have the procedure delayed a week, but the doctor insisted she have it immediately.  

And now - Houston has just experienced a once in 400 year storm called Hurricane Harvey.  As the storms of Harvey have devastated tens of thousands of individuals and families who have had to deal with flooded homes and an unknown length of time of headache in repairing and rebuilding their homes-many not even knowing when they will be able to return to their homes, I will never again complain about some minor inconvenience, like heavy traffic, etc.  

One of those families who have been flooded out of their house are my sister Susan and my brother-in-law Larry.

Blessed to have sister Susan
And I bet you right now, having been flooded out of her home and her car, the thing that she is most concerned about is her kids-there is no doubt in my mind about that. Her kids always come first to her, even at such a stressful time!  

That is just one of many reasons this wonderful person, my sister, is my hero!

I love you sister Susan!


bradley said...

Big Mike, I have tears in my eye as I read this post because it is so so true and exactly my sentiments. Susan is remarkable , the epitome of strength , Reenie and pop are gleaming w pride in how she has handled everything so far.
Thx for honoring a true hero , a special special person.

Brad Beckman

Big Mike said...

Thanks brother! Love you!