A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
One of the best gifts God gave me is a sister. She is amazing and I love her more than words can ever genuinely express. She has a very special place in my heart that can not be replaced or filled by anyone but her. She is my joy, my pain, my peace, my conspiraror, my love, my counselor, my listener, sometimes the pain my side and yes the list can go on and on.
A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves
and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double.
I heard a story from a friend once about her relationship with her sister. She said that they were complete opposites and not very close. She even remarked that she didnt particularly like her sister though she loved her. They were just two different people. I listened and wondered how two people could grow up and seem to resent each other so much. I was amazed because I could remotely imagine life without my sister.
Is solace anywhere more comforting
than in the arms of a sister.
-- Alice Walker--
My sister and I are almost 3 years apart in age. She is tall and thin and I am short and thick (curvy). I am single in the city and she is a wife and mother with one on the way - I have a nephew and a neice on the way. No matter what happens in life she will always be my little taller sister. The same little sister that got mad at me and sprayed me in the face with Windex when she was about 10. Funny now but not so funny then. As children we were not much for the bickering and spent alot of time together. I do not recall ever truly being seperate. We went through life together always depending and holding onto each other and even went through a little growing pain when I went to college. It was the first time that we had ever been seperated. We grew from that situation and it made our relationship stronger. I am so thankful to have her in my life.
The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.
~Cali Rae Turner~
We share just about everything and try not to pass too much judgement. We converse about it all and even try to confort each other through our grief. At our father's funeral, I recognized how mature and grown up my baby was with her words of faith and love. It was in that moment that I confirmed how wonderful of a woman she is. She is strong and courageous. She is a wonderful mother and great person (though she is a bit mean and short with this pregnancy - lol). She is still pretty awesome and I do not believe that I tell her enough how thankful that I am that God chose me to have her in my life.
Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.
With the end of the year drawing near I am taking the time to reflect upon all my blessings. There are so many things to be thankful and grateful for being blessed. No matter your faith or beliefs there is so much good in life. Sometimes you have to take moment away from everything and recognize all that is good.
So this post is dedicated to my sister.
For the woman that she is and for the woman that she is in my life. I love you so much and I pray that we forever stay close and always keep in mind that if nothing else, we always have each other. Thank you for always being there for me even when I am as wrong as two left shoes. Thank you for believing in me when I do not believe in myself. THank you for coming to me when you cannot turn to anyone else. Thank you for trusting me with your heart always.
Thankfulness = My Sister
There is no other love like it.