Today I celebrate the first of both of my sisters' birthdays this month. I'll skip he age jokes and just say that Nancy was the first of the three of us to appear on the planet.
Nancy is a great sister and I am lucky to have her in my life. She's always there to encourage, console, help and celebrate with me. Of course, she's also quite capable and willing to give me a quick verbal jab.
Nancy has even chased down a few celebrities with me. One of the most recent happened last year, when she accompanied me to a lecture by radio legend Kevin Matthews. I know Nanc doesn't necessarily care about the celebs or the events, but she goes along for me. It's just one of so many things she does.
Life isn't just about things though. I can have a great time just sitting around joking and talking with her. Nanc isn't just my sister. She's my friend. She is one of the two rocks in my life.
I love you, Nanc. Have a birthday as great a you are!
Nancy Blais, Kevin Matthews and me in Rolling Meadows, IL-Fall 2018.