Pam and Vannetta
A Promise for Miriam is dedicated to my sister, Pam Lindman. You can read the dedication when you pick up a copy, but I thought I’d tell you a little about my sister.
When I was 9, she turned 18 and moved out of the house. We were living in Paris, Texas then. I have another sister and brother in between us, so I suppose I was happy to have more time in the bathroom, but I soon learned that I missed my sister.
Over the years, I’ve learned that we have a lot in common. We both crochet, knit, garden, read, exercise habitually, and we both are devoted to looking after my mother. We don’t always agree, but that’s good for me. Her perspective helps.
She’s also the person my son wanted to live with. He once asked, “Can I change my last name to hers?” Ouch. Well, everyone grows up hoping for different parents at some point, right? I was lucky he loved my sister as much as I did.
We have been through a LOT together–good times and very bad times. We both sat at my father’s bed (with my mom) when he passed. It was a precious moment to share. We were there at the birth of each other’s children. And when we’re old and gray, I suppose we’ll learn to play bridge together.
I’m very blessed to have a sister like Pam. We play Words with Friends together, text each other, and call when we need to gab. She IS an inspiration to me. She even reads my books (though she prefers the audio version). She is one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met.
The story, A Promise for Miriam, is about a school teacher. It’s about someone who teaches others. Thinking about that, I realized the person who has been teaching me, since I was very young, and is teaching me still, is my sister.
I hope you enjoy the story.
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