Never-ending love….Sisters

I’ve never really taken the time in my life to tell my two sisters how I feel about them. What I’m learning as I get older is that life truly is short and we go far too many days, weeks, months, and sometimes even years without saying important things to the people we love. Sure, we end phone conversations with a quick “love you”, but it’s usually just words we throw in the air and over the phone lines. I guess like many other people, I just consider the words unspoken but always known. It just seems easier to not deal with the emotion that comes with spoken words.

I’ve decided that it’s time for me to deal with the emotions and say the words. So here we go:

Josie, the you I know now is so different from the you of a few years ago! Maybe because we lived miles apart, I never really understood your life. When I watch you now, I realize how difficult the many years of raising kids alone must have been for you. It’s apparent that you love being  with them, they love being with you, and they make your life complete. Who would have thought you would be so much like Mom? I certainly didn’t. What I’ve learned from you during the time you lived here with me is that your kids are more important to you than anything else in the world. I learned that you have more patience than any person I know! And I learned that no matter how angry you are at your kids, you love them unconditionally. I truly admire that about you! I’ve loved this time we’ve had together and I’m especially grateful that you’ve taught me how important family is. I love you!

Carla, you make me laugh! It’s just that simple. You have such a total passion for life in every way. Whether you’re going out, cooking a meal, or adopting another dog – you do it with all your heart and soul. Nursing is sooo the right profession for you – only a person who loves life as much as you should be a nurse! Every time we get together, I marvel at how you can handle so much commotion and still laugh, along with making others laugh with you! I admire your ability to laugh at yourself and never let the ways of the world bring you down – you always see the glass half full! And you too have taught me how important family is. I love you!

To my two wonderful sisters, thank you for always loving me no matter how irritable I get! Thank you for providing shoulders for me to cry on, for reaching out with helping hands, and for always accepting me for the person I am. I love you both very much and I’m thankful everyday that I have the two greatest sisters in the world!

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