Monday, June 14, 2010
When I was growing up, my parents would encourage me to be loving towards my sisters. I remember them saying something along the lines of: one day, your sisters will be your closest friends. Sure, I loved my sisters back then, but I definitely acted bossy towards them (they were younger after all!), and it didn't seem plausible that we'd ever actually be real friends.
You can probably guess where this is going... of course my parents were right. I am incredibly grateful to call both of my sisters dear friends. Currently, though, it's a bittersweet thing because one of the most difficult aspects about living here is being away from them, absent for the big moments in their lives. Still, although there's huge geographical distance between us, they are always close in my heart. Things in threes, like the pink flowers above, serve as continual reminders of them. And Skype sessions help us tremendously with staying connected.
(i love you loads, k + j! wish i could be there for this week's special events.)
Posted by jse at 11:23 PM
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