we'll keep things simple and go youngest to oldest.
i guess it's hard to say how much a sister can mean to you. if you don't have a big sister, you can't really understand the kind of love one can give. sarah has ALWAYS loved me. she loves everyone. she is patient and understanding. she lifts and supports. she knows how to give advice and more often than not, does it by being a good example. i've learned so much from watching her. she's such a good mom/wifey and i want to be like her. she knows how to make any situation light and fun and she laughs at stupid things which is a good thing because i do too. maybe i get it from her. i couldn't ask for a better big sister! (except for annie, but i think they're tied)
how do i choose what to say about my mom? SHE IS INCREDIBLE! seriously, though. everyone who will probably read this probably knows my mom so they already know this because as soon as you meet her you know she's great. she can do everything and anything. but, not only is she a great mom, she's a best friend. i love to call her and talk with her. she is always funny and lifts my spirits. she can give great advice and has the right answer to every problem. she's not afraid to tell me how things really are and what i need to do to be better. she also knows how to make me feel good about myself when she's proud of me. she is the kind of person i want to be. everyone wants to be her friend and she is friends with all of them. she works so hard and does her work well. she taught me how to laugh with others and how to be willing to laugh at myself when necessary. she knows what is important in life and encourages others to focus on those things, too. she wants the best for others and has taught me how to obtain the things that are best for me. she has been my everything. she has taught, laughed, cried with, and most importantly, loved me. she literally is the best mom in the world.
if you want to meet one of the most amazing people in the world, meet my grandma eldredge. really, i don't know what our family would do without her. i would have to say one of the most important things that i've learned from my grandma is how important family is. grandma has always done things to make sure that our family stayed close. even though she lives far away, she always made an effort to come down to see us. she planned times for us to spend weekends with her and our cousins. besides all the things that she's done for our family, she's just a great person. i love the way she teaches me how to love. she is always encouraging us to look at the blessings we have and then find ways to bless others. she give us opportunities to serve each other and even those that we don't know.
i keep trying to name all of the other great things about grandma and the list gets pretty long. if i sum up grandma, i come up with Christ-like. she is such a great representative for Christ. she is so diligent in being the best that she can be. she loves completely and serves completely. i love her so much and hope that i can be as wonderful as her someday. the world is a better place because of her and i think so many people could agree with me because she has blessed so many.