Monday, April 4, 2011

Forever Grateful For Sisters


I am so thankful that Jessica finally has a sister. I hope that her and Lily will become fast friends. Now that they are in the same room together, I can imagine them whispering together until they fall asleep. There is nothing like having a sister.
My sister and I still do that. When we are together, we talk until 1:00 a.m. sometimes. We love to do so many of the same things. We are identical twins, so most of the time we know what the other is going to say before we even say it.

Even though they are almost six years apart, I hope that they will still get to experience what I have experienced. A friend that will never judge me, only nudge me in the right direction. A trusted friend that will not let me get away with an ungodly attitude, but gently exhorts and restores me till I can see the error in my thinking.

Happy 36th Birthday to my "womb-mate"! I'm so glad I get to share even my birthday with you. It is so cool when we actually get to spend it together, like this year. I love you and thank God that He has given me someone who holds me accountable to the ways of the Lord. You are constantly reminding me to go back and read my own devotions. To practice what I preach. You point me in the right direction and for that I am ever thankful. Thank you for loving me for who I am!

17 comments:

Hydrant girl said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday too!

melanie said...

A very happy birthday to both of you!!

Arrington Family News said...

Such a sweet post and oh so true! I was blessed to have two sisters - one is waiting in Heaven and one is still here with me and we have a GRAND time when we are together! Happy Birthday to you both!

Kristin Bridgman said...

How sweet! Happy Birthday to you two. I love my sister dearly too! What a blessing they are.
Have a wonderful day!

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday Stacie and Jackie, you two are youngin's yourselves!!! Our girls are so close with each other, just continue to pray and foster that close bond with Jessica and Lily. Years between them will make no difference when they are adults.

Wanting What I Have said...

Happy Birthday Girls!!!

h. rae said...

Precious! A very happy birthday to you, Stacey!

Mich said...

My sister and I are very close and we are are 6 and a 1/2 years apart. Wouldn't trade her for the world!

Cute picture!

Grandma Becky said...

Happy birthday, Stacie. Sisters are special. I have one and we are 7 years apart. I'm older. We shared a room together, did ok. Better when I left for college, etc. We are good for each other. Now that we live a few hours apart, we get together to celebrate our birthdays since they are in the same month, 8 days apart. Varies what we do, mostly lunch and shopping. Happy Birthday and may God bless you and Jackie with more wonderful years together as sisters! Hugs!

caz1975 said...

wow I just posted on my blog about sisters this morning too, must be the day for it! Happy birthday to you and your sister, I will be 36 too in about a week :-)

candy said...

Happy Birthday!!!You are so right about sisters.My dear sister is a blessing to me. She puts me in my place...gently.I of course do the same to her.She will always be my best friend.Even tho we live such different lives.When she comes to visit we talk and talk,laugh and laugh.We hardly ever sleep to much.I wouldn't have it any other way.I love her.and I love you and Jackie.
I know you will have a great day!!!

Lady Rose said...

Stacie,

This was a beautiful birthday tribute to your sister! :)

I hope that you have a wonderful birthday. Your birthday is actually two days later than mine. I plan on doing a birthday post sometime next week. :)

Blessings,

-LR

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you both from all of us! ~Bev~

American Home said...

Happy birthday to you! What a sweet sweet post!

Blessings

Rachel and Family said...

Yes you are so blessed! I hope you both had a wonderful birthday!!

Katrina @ They All Call Me Mom said...

Happy Birthday!

My sister and I are 5 years apart and we are the best of friends today. It wasn't always like that, though. We went through our phases. When she was born until she was about 2 years old, I was loving life with a baby in the house! I would sit her down and play school, and I was the teacher and I swear I taught that girl to read simple words when she was 2 years old. And then...she turned 3 and wasn't so fun anymore. She got into my things, annoyed me most of the time. And sadly, it continued that way until she was about 12 years old. Then, I was 17 years old and got my first car. All of a sudden my sister was fun again! Since I was a new driver, my sister was the only one who my mother allowed me to drive around for a time. So she and I went everywhere. She stopped aggravating me because all of a sudden I was the "cool" sister to have, since I could take her places. Then when I turned 18, things got even better. I was able to take her to concerts (she used to win concert tickets all the time on the radio, and since she was only 13 years old, she'd quickly hand the phone over to ME, who was a legal adult and could accept the tickets) Our agreement was that if I did that for her, she would take ME to the concert. I'd drive, of course. And then...when I turned 22 years old, I married and moved an hour away. My sister was then in high school, and then off to college. Our lives were on completely different pages: she in study and sorority life at her college, and me a young wife and mother. I can't even remember my sister during these years. We never talked. We only saw each other on holidays. And to tell you the truth, I was too busy to miss her. I was way more into my moms group, hanging out and talking with people who had more in common with me at the time. And my sister was doing the college thing, where she met her future husband. Even when she got married we still were a bit distant. She was "single" married, you know....where it doesn't really change much because it's just the TWO of you and no kids, LOL. So still, we were not on the same page in life...but getting there. Then about 7 years ago she got pregnant with her first child. All of a sudden, she was calling me again, and I was calling her. It was as if no time separated us and things just picked up like normal. She now had 3 children, and we talk over the phone quite a few times a week. Unfortunately, she and her husband live about 22 hours away from us...so we only see each other maybe twice a year. Which is a total bummer. But we are close as can be. Our phone conversations can average about 3 hours, if we are left alone without interruptions.

Sisters are wonderful. I hope my girls are close when they grow up. Right now, since I have five daughters, some of them "click" together while some of them don't. Age differences, personality differences...you know. But I'm hoping that, like my sister and I, they go through their phases while growing up...but as adults it comes full circle with a wonderful friendship :)

RaD said...

This was a sweet post! Happy belated birthday to you and Jackie!

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