Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Today is Sherie's birthday. I am fortunate to have gained her as a sister-in-law by marrying into the C. family. She does this amazing thing where she writes nice bios about her sisters and sister-in-laws on their birthdays and she does a great job! Now it's her turn.

My apologies for not having a clearer photo -but I think her cute pixie-like-ness still shows through.
When I first married and gained this whole new big family of amazing people, it was Sher who made me feel right at home. She was comfortable to be around, easy to talk to. Even though our family get togethers are very large, Sher has always been good at making a point to visit with each person individually. I don't know if she means to do that. But, I can sure come away from those events, feeling like I had some good quality time with her. She makes people feel important that way. Like, Jesus, seeking the one, in the crowd.

Sher is warm and friendly and is quick to share a smile and a compliment. She plays the flute and the piano. I remember a time when she strummed a guitar and sang along to a duet she had written. I can still hear the tune and something about "standing in the kitchen." It was a good song and I hope she performs it again. She is a gifted poetess. Her spirituality and love for gospel and family shine through in her writing. She likes to read good books and she has passed that love on to her 6 brilliant children.

She is one of the most down-to-earth people you could ever meet. With her husband Derek's work, she gets opportunities to travel to exciting destinations. I think Sher enjoys these trips somewhat, but she is far more content to be at home with the people she loves.

One new thing I've learned about Sher this year, is how gifted she is at seeing the good in people and expressing it in words, as she has done in the birthday blogs.
I sure have enjoyed reading them. So here's back at you Sher! Happy Birthday!


stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to Sher! She is an awesome individual. I have enjoyed reading her posts about all the sis in law. I have learned something new about everyone.

cold cocoa said...

I was thinking we all needed to write a post about her, to be fair! Thanks for doing this Laura.
Sherie is pretty amazing. Hope your birthday was too!

Sher said...

Thanks Laura. You can write my biography while I'm working on yours:) I really had a great birthday because I know amazing people -- including you. I'm spoiled. Thanks much!

Michelle said...

I feel the same way about Sher. She really does make you feel like the only person in the room. She is the best!

TisforTonya said...

awww... ya done good Laura - I think you really hit the nail on the head with this one... Sher paved the way for all of us to feel like full sisters in this family :)

and I still remember most of that Standing in the Kitchen song... which is why it's now running through my head :)