I love my sister

© Shiv Sharma

A sister is someone who loves you from the heart,
No matter how much you argue you cannot be drawn apart.
She is a joy that cannot be taken away,
Once she enters your life, she is there to stay.

A friend who helps you through difficult times,
Her comforting words are worth much more than dimes.
A partner who fills your life with laughs and smile,
These memories last for miles and miles.

When she is by your side, the world is filled with life,
When she is not around, your days are full of strife.
A sister is a blessing, who fills your heart with love,
She flies with you in life with the beauty of a dove.

A companion to whom you can express your feelings,
She doesn’t let you get bored at family dealings.
Whether you are having your ups or downs,
She always helps you with a smile and never frowns.

With a sister you cannot have a grudge,
She is as sweet as chocolate and as smooth as fudge.
Having a sister is not just a trend,
It is knowing you can always turn to her, your best friend. – Source:FamilyFriendPoems.com

 

Hi, I am Hannah Searcy from Lincoln Nebraska. When we were young, my mom had a sign hanging in the hallway that read “sisters my chance, best friends by choice”… I have held that dear to my heat my entire life.

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Hannah Searcy – Lincoln Nebraska

 

My sister is absolutely my best friend in the world! She is a mere 10.5 months older than me but has always been the big sister, the protector.

Now she is an outstanding mother, a single mom at that. She’s the strongest and most out spoken person I know. We argue on an almost daily basis but always end up saying our sorry within hours!

I am deeply concerned for my best friend, though.
About 12 years ago, our mom broke down in tears pleading for our father to adjust/fix his eating habits and his health. Heart problems runs in the family and she was very scared for his life! He did and had maintained a healthy weight and eating habits ever since. He adjusted his entire life style and I have never been so proud of someone!!!!!! And the fact he’s my dad is so cool!

To be totally honest, that is how I feel with my sister!!
She is overweight, not entirely UNhealthy but definitely not fit. I am scared for her, though, because I’m afraid if she doesn’t do something about it NOW it will only get harder and harder.

She has her son, my nephew, to look after and to run after but she can’t.
She was doing Cross-fit with me for a short while but had to stop because of multiple reasons.
I just know if she had the right guidance and support and encouragement (other than from ME) she could drop this weight she needs to drop to be healthy and happy.

She is already one of those self-confident people I know… But I’ll be damned if I left this go on any longer. Like I said, heart problems run the in family. Our grandpa had multiple heart attacks and by-pass surgery when we were young. Our grandma passed from heart failure. Type two-diabetes is also of concern!

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I’m seriously scared for her life. I have tried to explain these things to get but she ends up getting upset with me or discouraged. I have tried writing meal plans for her and workout plans, scaled to however she needs!

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Type 2 diabetes

It is absolutely her diet that is killing her going make me cry just thinking about that. When I read Tara Jean D’Antonio‘s story  here, I know my sister also can change her life style too. This story by Tara, “I’ve cried hysterically in mid workout from being overwhelmed and exhausted. I have cried after a workout from joy and the feeling of accomplishment.  Weight loss is about learning to love yourself and becoming the best you can be. The real you, finding the person you have encased in a tomb which is your own body.” I know my sister can do this as well because she is not alone, she has someone to look after at least until college graduation.

I love my sister, I will never ever give up on my sister. I know she can do it.  I love you with all my heart.

We all love you Sister Searcy. It all starts from within you. We are all pulling for you to make this happen. -SjC

6 Responses to “I love my sister”

  1. Nathan Clough May 27, 2013 at 12:39 am Permalink

    Support and encouragement go a long way in helping one lose weight. Six weeks ago I was 300lbs, which is about 140lbs overweight for my 5’8″ frame. After finding a workout routine that works for me, eating a clean diet, and finding two WONDERFUL support groups I have lost 20lbs in mere six weeks. The workout program I am using is DDPYOGA created by former pro-wrestler Diamond Dallas Page, in 2 weeks alone with this program I managed to eliminate back pains, began to regulate my breathing, regain balance, and build strength. Last week I ran 2 miles for the first time ever in my life. It was not the fastest 2 miles but I did the 2 miles. While I take great pride in my weight loss, new found love of working out, running, and eating healthy. I couldn’t have done this alone. On Facebook there are two supportive groups that I use and one support group website. TEAM FIT, DDPYOGA, and http://www.teamddpyoga.com, these people have been the MOST supportive group of people I have ever come across in my life when it comes to getting healthy. I don’t want to ever see anyone have to struggle with weight, heart disease, diabetes, or any problem associated with being unhealthy. I will always offer ANYONE help, advice, or ideas on where to start if they want to begin losing weight or getting fit. I may not know it all but I can find you the answer or point in the direction of someone who can give you the answer. I hope that these suggestions can help in getting your sister, or anybody started down the right path to a healthy life.

    • Hannah May 27, 2013 at 2:46 pm Permalink

      Beautiful comment! Thank you, Nathan!!
      Keep up the awesome work! 🙂

      • Nathan Clough May 28, 2013 at 7:02 pm Permalink

        Thanks, I will keep it up. I know how much of challenge switching to a healthy lifestyle can be, and I really hope to be able to help others with this. Tara’s story is pretty awesome and I look back on the posts once a week when I need a bit of inspiration. Again though a strong support network is one of the greatest things out there when it comes to any endeavor. Anything I can do feel free to reach out to me on Facebook. Nathan Clough (www.facebook.com/nathan.clough.5

        • Hannah May 29, 2013 at 8:14 am Permalink

          You’re an inspiration too Nathan!!!
          Hope you have a fabulous day 🙂

  2. TaraJeanDantonio May 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm Permalink

    Hi Hannah.
    I am moved that you read my article and felt such an emotion. I completely understand the pain you feel from wanting change for someone so close to you. You sister is already in a better positiong just because of your support and concern. Even when someone makes the decision to change, without a support system its very hard to feel motivated. That is very exciting what your dad has accomplished, and that can be a good example for your sister as well. I am willing to help in anyway I can, possibly meeting your sister and helping you let her know your worries. Maybe even getting through and making a plan of action. I can absolutely try! But one thing to remember as hard as it is, you can not make someone change unless they are 110% ready, and recognize that they can be successful. If you have any ideas to how we could get this started feel free to let me know, no matter how crazy it may seem. Im an all or nothing kind of person 😉

    • Hannah May 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm Permalink

      Thank you Tara!!! I appreciate your response/comment! Extra support even from people I (or my sis) do not know is so cool!!
      I’d love to chat w you more. Find me on fb…
      Hannah Searcy 🙂

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