I will take care of you, the very best that I can
With all of the love, here in my heart and all of the strength in my hands
Your every joy I’ll share, for every tear, I’ll be there
My whole life through, I will take care of you
She was 17 years old when her father died yet the freckle faced girl made him the promise that she would take care of her mother and her golden haired little sister.
Never was there a promise that anyone made that was kept so completely.
Never was anyone so selfless, at times annoyingly selfless.
There for every achievement.
Every spare dollar used to take care of them. The hot water tank went…she replaced it. The washing machine died she bought a new one.
Without complaint. Complete sacrifice.
A surrendered social life.
A parent more than a sister.
A disciplinarian who the golden haired girl feared more than her mother.
A promise kept beyond anyone’s expectation except her own.
Idolised by the golden haired girl more than she will ever know.
Linking up with the gorgeous Josefa for Conversations over Coffee- Conversations with Promises.