The Golden Child – Understanding Happiness Comes from Within
When you have an older sister, you often have a trusted friend, counselor, and source of advice. For Susan, that individual was her oldest sister Debbie. Ten years her senior, Debbie recalls Susan being somewhat of a “surprise” to their parents.
“Our dad only wanted four kids, but Mom had other plans,” indicated Debbie. “I think she (mom) got her worth from being a mother and having beautiful kids.”
Debbie described Susan with affection and adoration, noting Susan had a special place within the family and could pretty much do her own thing. But envy never crept into Debbie’s heart.
“She was the Golden Child, but I was never jealous. I could never do what she does,” Debbie reflected. “She always had a great relationship with our dad. He was so supportive of her and of what she wanted to do. She has always been happy and hard working. Giving up is not in her makeup. She got that strong work ethic from our dad.”
However, despite Susan’s obvious penchant for independence, Debbie asserted that Susan would “let me take care of her when she was younger. She was my ‘baby.’”
Being somewhat of a babysitter for her younger sister often put Debbie in the hands of a testing lab, so to speak.
“I was her first guinea pig,” smiled Debbie. “She would come over on the weekends and would do my hair and make up. She was so passionate about it and loved to make people beautiful. She still does. And, yes, even in the beginning when she was still learning, I could go out of the house with confidence after she made me up!”
Debbie describes Susan as someone who has always loved to be beautiful herself and who continues to stay that way, never missing a beat.
“She loves to share that passion and enthusiasm with people,” said Debbie. “She found what made her happy and as a result she has stayed happy.”