Dec. 30, 2017

Bri's Unmatched Selflessness.

Yesterday, my family and I went to Pike Place Market. I'm in a wheelchair and my family is taking turns pushing me. Most of you know that I am a big woman, so pushing me around in a wheelchair isn’t easy, especially on the uneven grounds of the Market.  While all my family members, including my sisters-in-law, are so very caring and loving, it was my not-so-baby sister (she’s now 21) that remains at a level of selflessness that is unmatched in my 36 years of life.

We picked a bad day to go to the Market.  It rained all day and it was so cold.  We all got drenched.  However, I was the one who did not dress weather-appropriate.  I’ve been told that if someone looked up the word, “stubborn,” they’d see a picture of me.  They’re not wrong.  I was determined to be okay.  I have fevers on a daily basis, so wearing more than a fleece hoodie feels like I’m asking for trouble.  This is where my sister’s selflessness showed itself again.

You see, we went to The Crab Pot for lunch, but since it was so close to the Market, we decided to walk.  In the rain.  I was only wearing an old fleece hoodie over my Seahawks jersey and pants.  I was drenched halfway to The Crab Pot.  On our way back to the Market after lunch, my selfless sister took off her warm jacket to cover me from my head to my lap since I’m in a wheelchair.  She’s drenched and it’s cold, yet she took off her jacket to cover her sickly big sister who was too stubborn to dress warmly.  Less than halfway there, another woman stopped us.  She told my sister, “since you’re taking such good care of her, here’s a poncho for the rain.”  What a gift!  And it made my heart so happy that someone else saw my sister’s selflessness.  You see, she’s not one to show off.  She will if it’s as a joke or for fun, but for something beautiful about her, she’s very private.  She’s humble about these wonderful and beautiful attributes of hers.  Suffice it to say, she’s my rock and I am beyond grateful and blessed that I have her in my life.  She is love in its purest form.


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