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... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

What a Ride it’s Been- Happy Birthday My Sister!

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Last night on the eve of my sister, Tracie’s birthday, as I made dinner (chicken fajitas), and we enjoyed glasses of Rombauer, Mom shared the story of Tracie’s delivery. Mom’s first born wasn’t an easy birth, nor was the recovery, however #@!%*# years later, we all celebrate the miracle and joy of her labor.

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I truly cannot fathom what my outlook or existence would be without my sister, one of my biggest champions and supporters in my life. We laugh, and love without abandon. Tracie paved the way through her intellect, independent, creative, go against the grain joie de vive. Like Anthony Boudain, she has literally traveled to parts unknown and carried us on this amazing ride.

As I sit down to write this post, I am reflective that each and every day, we all give birth in some unique way. We not only give birth to children, but our hopes, dreams, projects and aspirations. We have all heard the phrase, ‘No pain, no gain.’ For those of us waiting for our gestation period to end, the pain can feel eternal. Yet, in the end, we know how sweet the fruits of our hard work taste.
We celebrate the miracle and joy of labor.

My sister, whom we celebrate today, has given birth a magnitude of times in the evolution of her years.
She moved to Germany not speaking the language and gave birth to a new mother tongue. She has given birth to a unique style, confidence, and explorative journey through the world that only most could imagine. She has visited catacombs to cathedrals on her excursions.

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Second to her giving birth to my nephew, Marc, Tracie also has given birth to her book, Incompatible with Nature, A Mother’s Story. I recall our late night conversations, as she penned the life altering events, where she carefully sculpted every word like ingredients going into a 5 Star meal.

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Tracie, so gifted with her words. So today, as we celebrate the GIFTED, there is not a present she would like more than for you to be present and I invite you to join us on Thursday January 11, 2018 at 3rd Place Books 5041 Wilson Avenue South 98118 at 7 pm. Together, we will explore the journey of a young girl who moved from Seattle, Washington, and after an uneventful pregnancy, the doctors told her to let the baby die, as he was born Incompatible with Nature.

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I’m at lost for a better description than to simply say, Tracie’s moving recount of the process of giving birth and trusted doctors saying to let your baby die, will leave you questioning and change the word IMPOSSIBLE to I’mpossible.

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So, let’s give her the best gift and be present!
We Look forward to seeing you all!

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