Saturday, August 6, 2011

Attitude of Gratitude - Sisterhood

I'm taking part in This Good Life's Attitude of Gratitude link up again!  Please mosey on over to her blog to follow this inspiring Sunday activity.  I chose to celebrate sisterhood in this post, and to share my gratitude for three important women in my life.  In The Book of Ruth, Chapter 1, vs 16-17, Ruth shares her feelings about her mother in law, Naomi, and the bonds of sisterhood that gave her the courage to follow Naomi to a strange land to start a new life.  "And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee:  for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge:  thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:  Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried:  the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me."  Ruth and Naomi are great examples of faith and love. 

The above picture is of my best friend, Stacey.  We have known each other for almost two decades, and have raised our families together.  We have lived in the same city twice, and have at times lived in cities that are thousands of miles apart.  Right now we are a three hours drive from each other.  Yet we manage to stay connected with periodic visits and very frequent phone calls!  Stacey has served my family in many ways, and has always been a loyal and dear friend.  I don't know what I would do without her. 

This is my mum, Sandra!  She is so cute, isn't she?  My mum and I are separated by almost a whole continent, and we stay connected by weekly (sometimes daily) phone calls.  Mum is smart, funny, loyal, brave, creative, educated, musical, loving, kind, organized, talented, and everything that a good mother should be!  She has always been a great example to me, and is always there when I need her.  I don't know what I'd do without her.

This is my sister, Erin.  Happy Birthday porkchop!  Erin is my other half.  We are very much alike, and very different at the same time.  She is witty and funny, brave and loyal, very very smart, crazy in a good way, and often was my partner in crime.  I'm sure we drove my dear mother crazy with our antics.  We also keep in contact with lots of weekly phone calls.  I don't know what I'd do without her.

I should also say I am thankful for a great long distance plan which helps me stay connected with these three fabulous women!  Happy Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. Can your Mom be my Mom, too? And I thought that last pic was you! Sisters are the best, aren't they? Thank you for this wonderful post!