Monday, June 29, 2015

The End of an Era



Do you have someone in your life that is so special and impressive that you feel blessed to know them? Well I do! My adorable little sister! She is the epitome of cool on sooooo many levels! She is creative, talented at writing and music, intelligent, strong and perseverant in all areas of life. She has been through so very much and yet she keeps on giving it her very best. She inspires me to be a better person.

She has struggled with mental health issues since her teens but has overcome and learned how to control, treat, and accept them as much as can be expected. Then about 4 years ago she was diagnosed with severe and aggressive Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA). (you can read about that here)

About a year ago she made her debut in a new band. She was in a few other bands before in her 20's. This time she felt it was her last chance since her body was rapidly breaking down. She decided to jump in and give it her all, no matter how long it lasted. Sadly, last night was her last full show with the full band.  Her body will not allow her to perform to her own standard anymore without causing her a lot of pain and suffering. She will however be performing with some of the band on July fourth, and she also hosts a weekly open mic night close to her home, so (thankfully) we haven't heard the last of this awesome rocker chic!

As I stood with my stepdad (the only parent I have left) last night, watching in awe as she performed in all her glory, he looked at me, all serious like, and said "yep, it's the end of an era." To us it really is, because the world needs my sisters shining light and her music that moves you to tears. You can feel the music in your soul when she sings. Anyone that had seen her perform will tell you the same. She is something truly special, a gift to the world.

My amazing beautiful talented sister!
I wonder, if this is hard for us, how hard must it be for her? She prepared for her final show, her, swan song, if you will. She had planned to open and close the show with herself on vocals. All the band members were in agreement about this. It was her last show after all. then somebody went and shit all over that idea.

It started to sprinkle, a little rain was coming onto the deck of the covered gazebo where the stage was, and this little douchey egotistical asshole college kid in the band got all scared of a few rain drops, so they decided they would do a couple more songs and see what happened. My sister communicated to them what she wanted to do at that point (her songs) in case they had to quit playing. Then this little dick ignored her and played a different song then stopped the show. Done- finito! It wasn't even raining at this point, in fact it was done raining. Show stopped for absolutely no reason! He was fired. That doesn't change anything and make the show happen the way my sister wanted it to. He couldn't just let her have it. He just screwed her on purpose just for fun. I am hoping one day he gets his!

I know this didn't end the way my sister wanted, but she is strong, she will persevere, as always, and she is so creative, I just know she will find something that fulfills her. Hell, she may even finish writing and publish that book she has been working on! I can't hardly wait to see what she takes on next. Watch out world, here she comes!

                                                   This song describes her perfectly!

Who inspires you to be a better person?