05 January, 2011

'In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips'

Author Unknown

Today is my little sisters birthday, and today a friends of mine, lays her sister to rest.

I wasn't planning on doing a post today...but knowing that while my family celebrates, another family is saying goodbye, got me thinking how very lucky we both are...

We got to have sisters.

Growing up, I think I took having a sister for granted...I wish I had sat back, and realised that I had a 'built in friend' for life...no matter what.

I am just so thankful, that as we got older together, I realised how lucky I am.
We have gotten to share all the important things in life together.
We still annoy each other. We still fight.
But we will always laugh together, and we can still just be together.
Her children are like my own, and she will love mine like they are hers.

To my friend Wan, today as I celebrate my sister, know that I will be thinking and praying for you and your sister. Celebrate each and every moment you both shared.

Today, and everyday, I will be forever grateful for my sister.
'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

24 comments:

Shayne said...

What a beautiful post.

Have you read Jane Green's latest? The Love Verb?

READ it. Read it read it!

You will love it.

Pamela said...

This is the only reason that I would consider having another child. My sister and I are also extremelly close and how can I not give my daughter the opportunity to have that. It is also the reason that if asked I say I would not mind another daughter (I would actually prefer it) Not that I don't love my brother VERY much, but sisters are different.

Hayley said...

@Shayne..nope I havent read, will look it up. Thanks!

@Pamela...i couldnt agree with you more :-)

Jasmin said...

What a beautiful post Hayley!! I got all teary eyed just reading it! Im so sorry for your friend's loss. I cant imagine how it must be to say goodbye like that to one's sister(s). Ive got two, and cant imagine my life without them!!!!! yes, they drive me up the wall sometimes, but life without them....unthinkable!

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful Hayley - I would absolutely love to have a sister who was my confidante & partner in crime like yours - it is such a blessing & great that you appreciate each other so

Kirsty said...

well - I am surely a Trillionaire, cos I have 3 sisters!!!
This makes me kinda sad that my daughter does not have a sister.... but then, she does have 2 brothers, and I never had a brother! So I guess this makes us even?? x

Melany said...

How sad for your friend.
I have always wanted a sister. This is one of the reasons I'm happy that I only have boys. The have each other...if you know what I mean

Lauren said...

Aw, that is such a sweet post. It must be awesome to have a sister x

Lesley said...

Thanks for this one it made me think how lucky I am to have two sisters.

Jeanette Verster said...

What a stunning post! I love my sister!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post, and thoughts go to your friend.

I don't have a sister, but thankfully have been blessed with a friend who is like one.

Cate said...

What a beautiful post, and thoughts go to your friend.

I don't have a sister, but thankfully have been blessed with a friend who is like one.

Lynette said...

Stunning post and so true. I have FOUR sisters, but are very close to only one of them.

cat said...

I always feel that I miss out so much on not having siblings.

MomAgain@40 said...

The older we get, the more we also appreciate our sisters.
I am glad I have one!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I have always wanted a sister.. So glad you have a great relationship with yours. And so sorry to your friend that just lost hers.

Ninnles said...

Cool post!I'm glad I've got a sister, got 2 brothers too so guess I get the best of both worlds!

Janet said...

Lovely post! I don't have a sister, but my two brothers are the best! I always wanted a sister of my own but I was blessed with three great sister's-in-law!

Janet said...
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Janet said...

Sorry - posted same comment twice!

Helen Strydom said...

Hayley! I've just seen that I'm on your blogroll - thank you. Really, you've brought tears of happiness to my eyes. Loveanhugs Helen

Tanya said...

Although I don't have a sister I have a brother - we are very close - and this post struck a chord with me as although he is in Australia - I don't ever want to lose him.

V-n-J said...

what a beautiful post.

Tanya said...

What a great post - and I agree, sisters are awesome. I adore mine and feel sorry that my daughter wont have a sister. Its a special bond.