Thursday, August 24, 2006


Even though I don't have blood sisters of my own, I have been blessed with two very special sisters that were brought to me by both my husband and my brother. I don't like the sound of in-law, so I just refer to them as my sisters, lovingly. Both have always been very dear to me; and both have been on my mind lately.

My one sister lives in Virginia and will be coming down for a week next Friday. We will be celebrating her 60th birthday while she's here -- shhhhhhh. I simply cannot wait for her to get here. She was kind to offer her house to me when I was working at my mom's the last time I was there. We had so much fun. We sat around and looked at old pictures of my brother (her ex) and their two children that I had found; and it was just so nice to have that connection.

My other sister lives just outside NYC. She has always been one of my favorite people, ever, regardless of family ties. Even if we don't see each other or talk for over a year, we pick right up where we left off. I always think of her and her husband and smile. They are just the best people on earth. Just want them to know I'm thinking of them.

It's always rare that you can find those special ties when you're only connected by a marriage. I am so fortunate to have them both as my true sisters.


Janet said...

You are lucky to have both of them. I am an only child and have only one sister-in-law....we aren't close. I do envy you!!

cityfarmer said...

Thank you for the favorites on your sidebar. . .I'm honored.

Love the clip art of the girlfriends in a row.

MJ said...

My dearest "sister" Rosa:
Wow! (excuse me while I wipe away the tears that are in my eyes).I was truly moved by your post today and I wanted you to know that I am very blessed to have you in my life. The word "in-law" has never entered my mind when I think of you, for you have always been like a sister to me. I cherish all the memories I have of our times together and l can't think of anyone I would rather spend my 60th with than you. God certainly gave you that love that touches everyone that you know. My thanks to you my dear sweet Rosa for your kind words and thoughts. I can't wait to see you in a week...I am looking forward to all of the fun that we will have.
See you soon!
Love from your Sister

PEA said...

What a beautiful heartfelt are indeed very lucky to have two such wonderful "sisters" in your life!! I can just imagine how anxious you are awaiting the arrival of the one sister:-) Have a wonderfullll time and I look forward to hearing all about it afterwards! xoxo

Sue said...

So glad you were able to get your sisters by marriage. I got mine the same way :-)

paris parfait said...

Lovely! Enjoy your visit.

Leigh Ann said...

I heard someone once mention they called them sister-in-love. I have one of those, too. She is a gem. Leigh Ann



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