Tuesday, March 29, 2011

You Smell Like A Monkey

Well, she did it. My little sister turns 50 years old today. Plenty of people said she couldn’t do it. Most of those people were doctors. Idiots! They watched her go through six brain surgeries, a total hip and femur replacement, brutal back surgery including rods and bolts and who knows what else. Then there was the chemo, the radiation, steroids and drugs that would have surely killed a person with any sense. Luckily for us, my sister never had the sense to give up. She is, after all, a Casas/Walter. What is a Casas/Walter, you ask? A fighter!




Speaking of fighting, here are some of the things I am thankful for today on Kelly’s 50th birthday.



~ I am thankful for a sister that is well enough to drive me insane with her constant interfering and bossiness.



~ I am thankful for a sister that is well enough to answer the phone when I call, give me advice I don’t ask for and get mad at me when I don’t take it.



~ I am thankful for a sister that refuses to give up whether it’s about getting her point across, getting people to do things her way or living through another day.



Kelly, I cannot imagine my life without you in it. I know I have threatened to never speak to you again, smother you with a pillow as you sleep and crimp your oxygen hose. Ok, I know I have also posted unflattering photos of you on this blog, written things about you that make you look beastly and maybe even exaggerated a time or two in regards to your fangs. In my defense, I just can’t help myself. You make it way too easy to do. Stop playing right into my evil, blogging fingers and I’ll quit. Maybe.



Anyway, I love you and hope today, your 50th birthday, is everything you want it to be and more. I hope you find nothing but happiness in the days ahead with the people you love the most. I hope I’m one of those people. Most days.





One last thing! Please send Kelly a birthday wish.
Make sure and tell her I sent you.
It will drive her crazy make her day.  :-)



23 comments:

Silver Strands said...

Happy Birthday to Kelly! I'm headed over to drive her crazy now :)
oxoxox
Denalee

Parsley said...

Happy birthday to her!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

happy wonderful birthday to Kelly!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Sisters become more precious as the years go by, don't you think? I only have one, but keep adopting more along the way.

Okie Book Woman said...

So happy with you that Kelly has reached this milestone. She is a fighter, indeed. I'm on my way to wish her a happy birthday.

Glen said...

careful - you almost sound sentimental :-)

Kelley said...

This made me tear up and laugh! It sounds like you two have a playful relationship and that is awesome. Happy birthday, Kelly!

Glen said...

Marla - you are one crazy reading and commenting lady :-)

Monkey Man said...

Done.

Ms. A said...

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KELLY!"

Brian Miller said...

smiles.happy bday to your sis! how blessed she is to have one such as you...smiles.

Enchanted Oak said...

I told her you were a wonderful woman.

Joanna Jenkins said...

A very big Happy 50th Birthday wish to Kelly!!!
Cheers, jj

Sarah said...

Wow. It's a milestone for anybody, not to mention to someone with so much trials in her life. Happy B-day Kelly!!

gayle said...

Wow she has gone through a lot in her young life! Hope her day was happy!

TechnoBabe said...

What a great photo with the awesome cake. I have been reading about you and your sisters in your blog and have been enjoying being part of your lives albeit online. I am sorry I missed her birthday. I hope it was a great one for her and she was feeling well enough to enjoy it.

P said...

I know exactly where that picture was taken! I sent KJ birthday wishes on FB and hope to get up there to see her this year! Can we plan something with all three of us??? love and hugs to both of you Casas girls. :) Fritze

Deborah said...

You are sweet, but keep that pillow handy just in case.

JK of course, but I have a feeling you'll always be a sweet pain for her. And I love that.

Not So Simply Single said...

Happy Birthday to Kelly!

March is the BEST month to be born... (I know this for sure)

Haven't seen you much around the block, hope all is well Marla.

Lisa

Coby said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! Let me see how crazy I can drive her!

Mrs. Tuna said...

Ah sistah's, can't live with them oh right I don't have to anymore, I got my own digs.

Marla said...

Coby!! Where has your blog gone? I am pretty sure I already know Who is behind it. :-)

Will you please send me your info so I can stay in touch? We may be out your way in May and that would mean finally meeting for dinner.

marlaahansen@yahoo.com

rv backup camera said...

Aww, love this. It makes me miss my big sister. She's amazing but lives far enough away that she can't constantly bother me, though she wouldn't anyway.

-Jen