If you are a momma with more than one little girl, please take a moment to tell them they’re blessed.
They are so blessed to have a sister!
How do I know this? I have four sisters, and each one holds a special place in my heart.
My sister Linda is missing in that photo, so I’ll post a picture from another gathering:
Being the “baby” of the family, it sometimes seemed like I had five moms. They went back and forth between spoiling me rotten and shooing me away, but it’s all the lovin’ that I remember the most, like the way Yvonne used to sing me to sleep (accompanied by Peter, Paul & Mary) or the Tom Thumb stories that Linda would tell me. My sisters were older–much, MUCH older, I like to tease them–so that by the time I was in high school, they were married with kids.
How I loved spending time their families.
Anyway, I guess I’m feeling a bit nostalgic because it’s my sister’s birthday today. (Correction: my sister and my godmother. Growing up, some people thought I was hers!)
There is so much I could tell you about my sister Yvonne—how she’s a fabulous cook and an amazing baker; how her house is impeccable and that her floors just gleam; or that she starts her day at 5:00 and goes goes goes ’til 11:00.
She watches her grandchildren so their moms can work…
She goes to daily Mass often and brings the priest home-cooked treats…
And she talks to my dad on the phone every day. (I’m a little bit jealous of her and Dad’s phone calls, frankly. Those two have a very special bond.)
All of this makes up a part of my sister—just a teensy part, because there’s so much more. My kids all love her, my girls especially, because she has a way of making them feel super welcome.
She’s always smiling.
That’s the part I really want to highlight: that a woman can be incredibly accomplished, yes, but in the end it’s the smile that people remember the most.
It’s the kindness, the caring, the constant giving…
It’s the gift of a sister, endless laughter, love.
Tell your sister that you love her today! I love mine with all my heart. ♥