Saturday, March 7, 2015

My Mia

My Mia
 S.O.L. #7 out of 31

This picture reminded me of my oldest sister, Mia.  
Marilyn is her name and what I called her all my youth. Until she became a grandma and accepted the name Mia. Not to deny the role of grandma but to embrace a whole new becoming.

Marilyn is 20 years my senior. In fact, she birthed her first daughter six months before I was even born.  Yes my mom and my sister were pregnant at the same time. And yes, I was an aunt before I was even born.  It was hard to see her as my sister while I was growing up. She was a busy mom of four young girls.  I was just another little girl running around.  She took me along as one of her own.  
My sister may have gone through ups and downs and trials and tribulations in her life. But she stayed true to herself. She continued to grow and evolve.

Mia is a…..

(to four beautiful daughters)

(to six grandchildren)

Lover of all things nature
(walks with forest deer,  feeds the wild geese at her door, stares in awe at the newborn owls in her tree)

(Mexico, Bahamas, Hawaii,  even France)

natural healer
(oils, herbs, ginger & teas)

(herbs & plants & flowers)

jewelry designer
(creates and makes--- most of natural stones and gems)

health food nut
(the first to share about wheat grass, Quinoa, pomegranates, avocados, flaxseed, teas)

(cookies & breads, best gravy & biscuits from scratch, our family recipes from memory, jars her own sea salt)

yoga-nista (my own term)
(early riser, practices every day)

(actually built a huge labyrinth in her own backyard)

(thousands read-classics and new, formed her own book club)

(yes, she is a writer. Tells her stories on paper--- even poetry )

MY oldest sister
(and to four others )

She’s taught me more than most sisters could.  
She’s a model for all of these things
& most of all taught me how to

BE strong,
BE independent
BE beautiful
BE a woman.

Love you My Mia.

Your Lil' Sis



  1. Wow! I think I'd love to meet Mia.

  2. Wow! I think I'd love to meet Mia.

  3. Mia is an absolute angel.

  4. What a beautiful tribute to your sister!

  5. What a beautiful tribute to your sister!

  6. Wow! What a beautiful tribute! I am blessed to have a loving family....and such a talented, sweet sister! Thank you, Cyndi!

  7. Yes I agree, how lucky I am to have you both as my sisters!! Mia is more of an angel than people even know!

  8. What a loving, lovely tribute to your older sister. Wonderful post.

  9. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful person!