My mom, my sister, Cheryl and her husband, Mike at Thanksgiving this year.
I mentioned the other day about my sister's birthday and how much I love her.
She is also a great writer. I have some talents, but writing is not one of them. It doesn't come easy or naturally for me. But, my sister Cheryl has always written poems about special people or things in her life.
She actually married another good writer, Mike. Mike has written a book called Growing Up in the Church of Christ. I loved reading his book. If you have grown up in the Church of Christ, you will identify with what he writes. What I loved about the book was that he wasn't mean or bitter about anything in his past, just honest. And he graciously sees beyond all the customs that now seem silly, to the loving people and good intentions behind it all.
So.... I would encourage you to buy his book and read it. It will make you think, remember, smile and even giggle.
He also has a blog. TODAY on his blog he has posted a poem written by his talented wife, my sister. She (again) sweetly captures a description of our childhood. I loved it.