Sunday, November 9, 2008

Have you Hugged Your Sister Lately?

It's Hug Your Sister Week, and Cathe at "Just Something I Made", which is a great little blog that I follow, has asked her readers to join in and blog about memories they have of their sister. She is even throwing in the cute clip art to copy for your blog. She is always generous like that!

Well, let me tell you about my sister. Of course, she isn't my sister by blood, but we always consider ourselves sisters. I never had a sister, and then my brother didn't come along for 11 years later. We have known each other since I was 4 yo and she was 5 yo. Our parents were in the same club and introduced us to each other. She has two older sisters, but I think she thought it was nice to have her own little sister, so she wasn't the baby in the family..LOL

There were times when we were inseparable, and then times when she went off to Jr. High before me, and then High School. She was always one step ahead of me in everything.....

We have had the best times together growing up. Playing Paper dolls and Barbie, EasyBake Oven baking, ice skating, and going in halves on a water paddle board, so we could paddle all over the lake to see our friends. We were even cheerleaders in High School together, when I finally talked her into it!

Then of course our vacations together....when we were younger we went camping with our parents, then as we got older we were able to go on our own trips together. Great trips for her Senior Trip for Spring Break to Daytona, where she let me tag along... and Myrtle Beach for my Senior Trip after graduation, and it was just the two of us against the world.

We would then go on to College, where I would introduce her to her future husband. Then he would become her other best friend, and they would travel all over the United States for the Air Force. We would get together occasionally through the years, when we could. I was her Maid of Honor and she was mine.

Now, she has settled on the West Coast, and me on the East, but we still remain Sisters in our hearts. We have been Sisters now for almost 40 years. I am so glad we meet those many years ago, and can't wait to see what the next 40 years brings us.

This is a picture of us in the back of a limo, when we spent the day in Napa Valley going to wineries, what a great day. I had gone out to visit for her daughter's graduation from High School. As I said she is always a step in front of me, I have 5 more years for that to happen....
During this week and always, I love you dear Sister!!!! Wish I could hug you in person!

1 Others Say::

Cathe Holden said...

Your assignment gets an A+ !!

That is the best story! The photo booth pics are priceless! Thank you so much for the blog mention, very sweet.