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Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Tribute to Sisters

While I was growing up, I always wished I had a sister. Something just seemed so special about that relationship. Now, at times I think God's way of granting my desire has been by allowing me to witness and help cultivate the blossoming relationship between my girls. It is a wonderful experience for me to watch the way they laugh, smile, play, and enjoy each other. I know they will have to overcome the common sisterly "quarrels," but my prayer is that through it all, they will always be the best of friends.

I thought this quote by Barabara Alpert caught the beauty of sisterhood, while staying true to the challenges it can bring as well.

"She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child."
-- Barbara Alpert

Do you have a sister? What have you enjoyed most about your relationship? What has been challenging?

1 comment:

  1. I have six sisters and Barbara Alpert’s quote says it all. I am the oldest and my sister just under me is the one I feel mirror's me most. A lot of people look at us and think we are total opposite, and although we don't see eye to eye on a lot of things, I always know we are looking through the same glasses. I know she sees what I see and I see what she sees when no one else is looking. Of course what I may think is blue she will say is green and because we are so much alike we will be sure to let the other one know that we see it differently. But it's funny because contrary to popular belief siblings are the closest thing you have to kindred spirits. Maybe its genetics, perhaps having similar life experiences or maybe its just Gods way of making sure you always have someone who could relate.


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