Saturday, August 8, 2009
I have three sisters one of whom lives in Orlando. Christine was here with us on vacation with her family and as she left early this morning to return to the United States it got me thinking on what my sisters mean to me. I came across some great quotes that really describe my feelings about my sisters and our relationship with one another. • To the outside world we all grow old. But not to sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family grief and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega • Sisters are one of the greatest gifts from God. • Sibling relationships outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust. ~Erica E. Goode, "The Secret World of Siblings," • A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty • A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. ~Isadora James • Sisters are probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. ~Margaret Mead • Sisters are different flowers from the same garden. ~Author Unknown • Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there. ~Amy Li • Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other. ~Carol Saline • A sister is a forever friend. ~Author Unknown In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips. ~Author Unknown • You keep your past by having sisters. As you get older, they're the only ones who don't get bored if you talk about your memories. ~Deborah Moggach • Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring - quite often the hard way. ~Pamela Dugdale.