As this is the last article I will probably ever write for the Crookston Times, I've been contemplating what I could write about that would leave a lasting impression on the readers of this column.
As this is the last article I will probably ever write for the Crookston Times, I’ve been contemplating what I could write about that would leave a lasting impression on the readers of this column.
I’ve written about my parents and my experiences I’ve gone through in school. I’ve spoken of my plans for the future and my hopes and dreams for what is to come.
So now is the time for me to acknowledge someone who doesn’t ever get much credit and who deserves more recognition that I could ever give.
The first time my family met my birth mom, my sister Morgan, walked up to her and said, “We’re going to get that baby that’s in your belly.”
She could still tell anyone how she remembers the night I was brought home from the hospital, and I was laid on the ground on a blanket and they just watched me…observed the new baby in the household.
Since then we’ve grown up and Morgan’s moved out and I’m also close to leaving myself.
My sister is truly the reason for my multitude of childhood memories and active imagination. We were never the type to sit and paint each other’s nails or do each other’s hair. Instead we were the type to hop in the creek and collect leeches, go adventuring in the woods, and play for hours outside. My sister is one of the most creative, caring, and passionate people I know, and this shows in how we grew up.
Now that she lives in Grand Rapids and I live here, we’re a few more hours away from each other and things are different.
Although there are only a few texts sent in a couple weeks time, and she only comes home a few weekends, every time she does we make sure to spend the time wisely. Almost every time we make sure to head to a movie and try to go adventuring if the weather calls for it.
There isn’t a single thing in this world that my sister wouldn’t do for anyone who needs it.
Although we don’t have the closest relationship in the world, there is no one else I’d rather have by my side as I grew up.
Although we don’t usually get sentimental, I need her to know that no matter how close or far we are apart, and no matter how much we bicker, you have been a huge part of me growing up to be the person I am, and I cannot thank you enough. I could not be more proud of all you’ve accomplished, and I cannot wait for the years to come.
So Thank you Morgie for all you’ve done. I love you to the moon and back, buddy.
Carly Welter is enrolled in Toni Grove’s communications and broadcasting course at CHS.