Sunday, March 16, 2014


Both my sisters came to visit this afternoon, Pat and Nell.....we laughed so much my body hurt.  My birthday is next Sunday and Nell wanted to bring my gifts up today, so Pat came with her.  Great gifts......trees!  Well, to be exact......a plum tree, a hawthorn tree, and English walnut tree, an orchard tree (it bears three kinds of fruit, apples, peaches, pears) and a blackberry bush.  It was a beautiful afternoon, and as soon as they left, Rick planted everything.  I can't wait to see them all grow......I can't wait for the crops.

My sisters are quite a bit older than me and I am sure at times they probably wanted to give me away when I was little.  Nell married when I was around 5, her daughter Myra is just five years younger than me. Pat is 9 years older, and every time she ever had a date, I cried to go with her.  I think I had a crush on every boy she ever dated.

One of the nice things about getting older, the three of us have become good friends. I believe that having sisters helped me to appreciate the friendships of women, to know the value of other women and how their friendships add so much to life.  My sisters are strong, smart women. They had careers, raised families, lived through divorce and deaths of spouses and are still vibrant, and full of life.  I look at them and realize how lucky for me, that these two are my sisters.

Every time I count my blessings, I include my sisters. The two of them helped to shape my life as much as my mom.  I can't imagine my life without them.


  1. I love my sisters too... we share a bond like no other :)

  2. What wonderful gifts. The trees will always remind you of them! I don't know what I would do without my sister. I have 4 really wonderful brothers but my sister and I are connected in a way that I can't even describe. Glad you had such a great weekend!