Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Sisters (unknown author)

A sister is the one who makes life easier to live,
Whom you can share our likes and dislikes with,
She is the one who tells us her vast secrets and feelings
And asks us to do the same,
And has the rights to know all our friends' name.
She makes us feel comfortable when we are sad,
She guides us the right way when we are bad,
She is more than any word can tell,
She holds us when we tend to fall.
She comes to know our problems through our eyes,
She is of course naughty but wise,
She is my life's sunrise.
We should always make oneself full
of these qualities to be a sister.
And my Sister you are the most beloved to me
As you care so much for me!

I do not have a sister. I have brothers. I longed for a sister when I was little. To share my room, be my friend, to do things with.
My brothers were, and still are, there for me, don't get me wrong. It's just, there is something about sisters.
While I have never cared about the sex of our babies, I was quite chuffed when our 2nd daughter was born. A sister for my 3 year old daughter. Then when our latest babe was also a girl, I thought how wonderful it was to have 3 beautiful wee women, to grow up together, be there for each other.
Of course there are squabbles, fighting, that high pitch squeal that only children can reach. But for the most part the sisters play so lovely together. Older sister looking after the younger. Before we know it the youngest will be chasing after the others, getting into their things and wanting to be with them.
I feel so honoured to be a part of it.

7 comments:

Peace, Love and Breast Milk said...

Lovely :) my sister gave me that poem in a card one year :) it's lovely seeing your girls together, knowing they have each oher and even luckier they don't just have each other but three living brothers who havetheir backs too. So blessed, think of all that would have missed if you'd been boring and stopped at 2 or 3 ;)

Footprints Diary said...

I don't have any sisters either, and I only have one brother, but I do have a sister that I've adopted since growing up, and she's great.

Have a wonderful week,
Blessings,
Jillian ♥

Daddyo said...

its so awesome that they all have both brothers and sisters

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

I had a sister - she's still alive for what it's worth.

Somedays I still miss the way our relationship was when we were younger. I've never known her as an adult sister.

I look to my own girls though and relish in their sisterhood.

Nat said...

Such lovely photos. Although I have two sisters, they are 10 and 16 years older than me so in some ways I never had a sister when I was a child. So I can relate to what you were saying. Your whole family is just beautiful, I am sure in years to come they will thank you for giving them the gift of each other.

Mama Thrift said...

Oh, I know the longing for a sister too well! A lot of brothers here, but you're right - there really is something about sisters. It was for that reason alone that I am so pleased that my first two are sisters. No matter what happens with the next child/ren, they'll always have at least one sister! I wonder if they'll realise what a gift it is?

Hands and Hearts said...

Thank you for the replies.
Thank you Tiff, it must be bittersweet to watch your girls.

Mama Thrift, I imagine they wil go through times of liking eachother, and not, but I hope they will realise when they are older what a gift it is.