Friday, July 15

Sisters

I wonder if when they are grannies they'll be sqeezing in their backsides together in one chair, chit chatting about anything and everything the way they do now, talking about clothes and play acting and coming up with questions to stump me. Sisters. I have two of them but we aren't close like I'd like and so I marvel at the little tight knit relationship of our girls.
Do you have siblings and do you enjoy a close relationship with them?

13 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

I don't have sisters...just sister in laws and while we care and love each other, we are not close either.

I hope my four daughters will be...

Deanna

Gail said...

God's been good to me. I don't have a close sibling, but He gave me Dave and Pam, a wonderful brother and sister who are definitely "closer" than normal sibs.

Sommer said...

That is a sweet picture! I watch my children and marvel at their closeness as well. I have an older brother, but we had a horrible relationship when I was young and it has taken many years of change and forgiveness to get to the relationship we have now. We still aren't as close as we might have been had things been different, but today I can laugh with him on occasion and that is good. I hope my children are always close.

Lots of love,
Sommer

Joyfulhomemaker said...

I have 3 sisters.. 1 is have never met..another wants nothing to do with the family and the other just rung me yesterday after not talking to me for 5months...I have never been very close with mine..like you my own daughters close relationship amzes and thrills me,they are beasties

Anonymous said...

I am like you I have 2 sisters and we are not close at all..One I have not spoken to in over 16 years. Having 2 girls I am hoping that some day they will be close. But knowing what I know with mine, that might not happen. But I am hopeful !

sue in NJ

Janelle said...

I have two older brothers and one sister. She is two years older than me. Growing up she was my best friend. Oh, we fought and argued but never for long. She lives in Virginia and I am still here, right next door to where we grew up in upstate NY. Every morning at nine a.m my sister calls. We talk for thirty to sixty minutes...every week day. Our weekends are devoted to our husbands. I love her. She loves me. It is an amazing bond we have. I have four daughters and I see the same bond between the two closest. They are inseperable and we call them our twins. Sisters are such a blessing. My sister and I were homeschooled together and my brothers were not and I think that makes a huge difference in bonds between siblings.

Homeschool on the Croft said...

I have one sister. There are nearly 7 years between us and the gap was huge when we were growing up. Now, though, it's nothing, and for the past decade or so, we are sisters in Christ as well as blood sisters. I wouldn't swap a sister for the world!
We have 2 daughter and there are 2 years between them. I think they are so blessed to have the relationship they do :)

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Janelle, I've just read your comment. That is simply marvelous! I love that you talk every morning.... just yarning, I guess, talking of everything and nothing :)
We homeschool too, and I think there's no doubt that this has given our girls a closer relationship than they would have had otherwise.

Nicci Lynn said...

I have been asked by numerous friends why our (quite large) family all gets along so well. After I thinking about it, I really do think that it is because the women get along. Women are the glue to families. They are relational. If the women are close the family will be close. That goes for sisters, aunts, mothers, cousins everyone. Now in my husbands family, the women don't get along and the effects are clearly evident.

I talk to my whole family A LOT. We get together A LOT! We love each other A LOT! It is an amazing bond. You are doing a marvelous job with your girls! It is something that will serve them well when they are older. My grandfather was one of 4 boys. Even though all the men are dead - their wives (my grandmother and her sister-in-laws) all still get together.

Jedidja said...

I've three sisters and I'am the youngest one. I think I'll always be their little sister.

journeytoepiphany said...

What a fun thought...two grannies squeezing their butts into an oversized chair...

Kristine said...

Just read your post - love the image of them as grannies - and Nicci Lynn's comment. I, too, have several siblings (two sisters and two brothers). We are all very close. And I think perhaps you Nicci has hit the nail on the head. My mother and her mother were very close, they were always visiting the cousins, aunts and uncles... My sisters and I are very tight, and now our daughters are more like sisters than cousins. And then I look at my husband's family of all boys and they just don't have that same closeness... hmmm. Food for thought.
I would add that it helps that we have the same Father - God. Like a marriage, a Biblical foundation will help shore up our human weaknesses.

Anita said...

I have two sisters and a brother. We are not close at all. However, I can say that my two older girls ages 27 and 23 are best friends. I think that was one of the greater benefits of homeschooling. The older daughter has been married for almost 6 years now and the 23 year old does a good bit with her almost 19 yo brother. My 12 yod goes to help my oldest with her three (soon to be four) little ones from time to time as does the 23 yo. When they are all home, the three girls (we also have 4 boys) often go out for a girls only day. So thankful for the privilege of homeschooling our brood and for the benefits that have resulted.