Sunday, August 17, 2008


As a little girl, I loved to play "mommy" with my dolls, and I nurtured every stuffed animal as if they were my own baby. All I ever wanted was a sibling to play with, but I grew up as an only child... until I turned nine. My dreams came true thirty years ago today when my beautiful and brilliant little sister was born.
The big age gap meant that I did get to play the "mommy" to her for most of her childhood...but that has all changed. I'm so blessed to have her as my best friend and dear confidante. I couldn't adore her more...and now she has given me the gift of her two daughters...amazing, stong, and sensitive sisters.

Today, we are peers...sisters and mothers together, and I feel like the luckiest woman in the world. The relationships between girls... and women tend to be complex and deep. We find sisterhood in our dearest friendships.... but finding true friendship with your sister...that is one of the most precious gifts of all. If only she lived closer, my life would be complete. Happy Birthday my sweet little sister...I celebrate you every day!

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  1. You used such beautiful words to write about sisterlove, I have 2 sisters and 1 brother, and yes all you said is true.

  2. Happy birthday to your sister. What a wonderful gift, to say such sweet loving things about someone you care so deeply about. I never had a younger brother that is so very different from me that we are night and day. I do however have four amazing children...and a 12 year old daughter that wished until her 10th birthday for a sister, and now has two little ones to love!

  3. Happy Birthday to your sister.

    This post gave me goosebumps. My sister is also far away & I share your feelings.

  4. Sisters are very important in my life having 5 or them myself and three daughters in my little family. We are knitted together in so many different ways. I loved your photographs in this post.

  5. Happy birthday to her!
    I have a very strange relationship with my own sister, and we are only one year and three months appart. I love her dearly, but we used to fight a lot as kids, and now... well, we've been through a lot, and not always together. But I am happy to have her.
    Are your nieces twins? They are sweet...

  6. As always, you are so good at speaking from your heart, and you and your sister are fortunate to share such a close bond. I felt very maternal with my younger sister (four years younger), and it's an incredible feeling to have that relationship change over time--there were definitely some bumps along the way for us. Thank you for getting me to think about the strength of that unique bond.

    And happy birthday to your beautiful sister!

  7. What a lovely post!! You are so sweet, and your sister is so lucky to have you! My 2 daughters are 4 1/2 years apart. :) I can't wait until they get older and grow to be good friends, at least this is my hope for them!

    Happy Birthday to your sister. :)