02 March 2010

sister

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i have sisters.  each unique and matchless in their charm and in what they bring to the world at large.  witty, smart, generous, elegant, kind, thoughtful, classy, selfless, funny, beautiful.  they are so exceptional and i admire them all more than i can really articulate.  that they are so fabulous shouldn't be surprising, as they have Our Mom as an example.  it's certainly no secret that we worship the water she walks on.

sisters are easily taken for granted as they are always THERE.  when you need them and when you don't, but mostly when you don't think you need them, but deep down inside, you really do.  that's actually when you need them most of all. 

the camaraderie, the solidarity, the unity.....can lift you when you are down, and hold you there until you can manage on your own. 

you are never alone as she is there in spirit, if not in flesh, and the connection that exists is the strongest, and sweetest, of all friendships.

sisters are there to revel in your success, to share in your joy and happiness.  to appreciate and empathize...............and mostly, to Understand.

how lucky am i to have that four times over.

these people say it better than i ever could....................

A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double.

-- Toni Morrison
 
A ministering angel shall my sister be.

-- William Shakespeare
 
A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.

-- Isadora James

Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.

-- Benjamin Disraeli

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.

-- Marion C. Garretty
 
We know one another's faults, virtues, catastrophes, mortifications, triumphs, rivalries, desires, and how long we can each hang by our hands to a bar. We have been banded together under pack codes and tribal laws.

-- Rose Macaulay

7 comments:

girlysmack said...

That is so beautiful. I hope they see this.

Grumpy Editor said...

I'm so glad you appreciate your sisters. Did you always? My mom has two older sisters, and because of the age difference, they were never close. Now they are, and they take annual "Sisters Weekend" trips to fun places to spend quality time together.

Wink said...

We have always been close --- just lucky I guess. But our parents always gently prodded us to remember that family relationships are the so important. And when you're in a military family and move around frequently, siblings become your lifeline ---- both brothers and sisters! (ps, I keep trying to comment on Grumpy Editor posts, and they never show up. meh.)

;)

joyfullgrrrl said...

wow. thank you for posting this. and what timing ;-) wow.

kristiina said...

Thank you for this! Another amazing post...you are a such a gifted writer--and I'm not just saying that because I'm your sister ;)

-krissy

Grumpy Editor said...

That's weird that you can't comment. Sorry. =( Glad to know you're reading though!

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

so sweet. I have my very emotional moments wishing i had a sister to commiserate with. and then being sad my daughter won't have a sister either. This is so nice and I hope your sisters see it. So nice to see sisters appreciating one another.

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