Christy Zutautas My Sister

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I First Met Christy in 1986

Christy, my sister in law is one of the most important influential people in my life. I first met Chris back in 1986 when she was only fifteen years old. It was a few months after I had met her brother Al, who is now my husband of 23 years. We had driven up to Sault Ste Marie, Ontario for Christmas. I had never met his family before but I was very much looking forward to it. As I look back now it is one of the best Christmas’s I've ever had. I was welcomed into the family with open arms. What a wonderful warm feeling it gave me

Always There to lend a Helping Hand

After having my twins Chris was always right there to lend a helping hand. Whenever I needed a babysitter or just a break she was there, more than willing to help in anyway that she could. The twins loved her so and always had so much fun with her.

Over the years I watched Christy grow into a beautiful woman. When she asked me to be her maid of honor I was elated. When Christy’s first daughter Sarah was born, I knew what a wonderful mother she would be. In my opinion no one could have a better mother than Chris. She is loving, attentive and nurturing to all four of her amazing and talented children.

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Because of Christy I came to HubPages

If it were not for Christy I would probably not be writing this today. Every chance that came along she would encourage me to write. She thinks I have talent. When Chris first started blogging I was so proud of her as it came so naturally to her, and she was writing amazing stuff. I would follow her blog sites, read her articles and think there’s no way I could do this. After years of her saying to me “You can do this too Sue” I finally gave in. I had done some writing for Helium but it never really amounted to anything. One day I got an email from Chris telling me that this real estate site was looking for stories, and I should write one and submit it. I thought what the heck, why not. They bought it and I could not believe it. I then started writing for a web site that paid actual money that Chris told me about. Now I am here on HubPages because of Christy. Always there for me, encouraging me, and I am so thankful to her for all that she has done for me.

I was an only child and always wanted a sister. It took me longer than the average person to get what I wanted (with no help from my parents). Technically Christy and I are sister in laws but in our hearts we are sisters.

Today I want to say Thank You Christy for everything you have done for me, for all the encouragement and support you have given so freely, but most of all thank you for being my sister. I Love You.

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

moneyworks, Thank you.


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moneyworks 4 years ago from California

Very sweet and also an unexpected topic for a hub.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Awesome!! I bet Christy will appreciate my comment when she sees it:)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Sunshine, Funny that you mention Oprah ... Chrisy is a huge fan of Oprah ... so much so that she has a blog site called everything Oprah.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I want a Christy! Nice story. It reminds me of when Oprah reveal she had a half-sister Patricia and everyone was saying We want a Patricia, well we wanted to be Oprah's half-sister also!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

days leaper Thanks :)


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days leaper 5 years ago from england

Aah!

No brothers or sisters, loner; couldn't read all this one but rated up and beautiful.


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Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

How nice to have that kind of relationship!


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gr82bme 5 years ago from USA

Great hub. You are lucky to find a true friend


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub

It is nice you have a person, you can call your sister:) Then to have her encourage you, in your writing too! Great share:)


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Very sweet hub! You two are lucky to have each other! :)


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lbidd54 5 years ago from The beautiful Jersey Shore

What a beautiful tribute to your sister-in-law. So many times people delay letting those, who are important to them and have meant so much to them, know and the loving words only being heard as they are mourned.


Meg Baron 5 years ago

This story is way too cute. Makes me smile.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Sounds like a true match, you and your sister in law. Lucky you! Thanks for sharing, Susan. :)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

This is so sweet. Great job letting your sister know how you feel about her. I think often times people forget to tell others What they mean to us. What a nice hub to read at this holiday season. I'm going to start following your wonderful sister now. Peace:)


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you so much The clean life and Merry Christmas to you.

Fucia thanks so much.

Nightbear thank you.

Sue Yes Christy is alive and well and if you follow my link to her page you can see that she writes on HubPages as well. Thanks so much!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

This is great!. The best part is... your sister is still alive! Usually people write things like this only after their sister is really sick, or has died. I see by her post that Christy is alive, well, and awesome!

You guys give sister's a good name!!

Voted up and beautiful!!


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nightbear 5 years ago from Michiagn, USA

Wonderful tribute


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fucsia 5 years ago

Is very nice read a story like this, of love and sincere friendship.

Thanks for sharing this important part of your life


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

Susan, what a beautiful hub you have written on your sister-in-law Christy. I think it is so wonderful that you two are so close and just like sisters. I hope you both and your families have a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Years.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You are welcome and it was a fun to write about you! xxx


Christy Zutautas 5 years ago

Oh my God Sue!!! Ok, seriously I was not expecting that when I came to check out your HubPages. I'm used to writing about other people, not have people write about me, lol.

That is so absolutely sweet of you to say all of those wonderful things. You are the best sister anyone could ever ask for, thank you so much and I love you!

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