I am lucky to have an inspiring, generous, and fun older sister.
When I was a kid, Wanda introduced me to many of my favorite things, including science fiction, especially Star Wars and Star Trek. She often spent her extra money buying me gifts, like a stuffed Star Wars Ewok!
She also inspired me to follow in her footsteps to become an IT architect. In my 20’s, we lived near each other, and we liked to watch movies, play board games, and scrapbook together.
After Dan and I eloped in Las Vegas, Wanda hosted a wonderful wedding reception for us!
Dan, Sarah, and I moved to Canada in 2004, then Europe in 2010. Visits with Wanda were less frequent, but more special.
Wanda and I each have one daughter. Our daughters are very close to each other, like sisters!
I am grateful to my sister for providing me with much needed support many times in my life. When I was in a car accident in 2014, Dan and I moved into Wanda’s house for almost a year. Since then, we catch up in Las Vegas most frequently.
These days we are all travelling quite a bit, but sometimes we can end up in the same city, or at least close enough for a quick visit.
Wanda took me on my first Disneyworld trip when I was 16. Last year we enjoyed a fun visit to Disneyland!
Just last month (August 2018) I saw Wanda again in Las Vegas. She attended the Star Trek convention there, and she gave me her ticket for the last day. Here’s a little video I made of my Vegas and Star Trek fun:
Hooray for inspiring, supportive, and fun sisters!