Sunday, October 17, 2010


After spending the last couple of days with my sister at the beach I came home to find the following message from my niece in my email box.  I need to share it, you may have received it also,  but at this time is says it all for me.  You see my sister has Alzheimers.   I'm losing my best friend very slowly. 


A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her mother. As
they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of
adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter..   Don't forget your sisters, she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass.   They'll be more important as you get older.  No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them..   Remember that 'sisters' means ALL the women... your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too.  You'll need other women. Women always do.

What a funny piece of advice! the young woman thought.. Haven't I just gotten married?   Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!

But she listened to her mother. She kept contact with her sisters and made more women friends each
year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her mother really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, sisters are the mainstays of her life..

After more than 50 years of living in this world,  here is what I've learned:


Time passes.

Life happens.

Distance separates.

Children grow up.

Jobs come and go.

Love waxes and wanes.

Men don't do what they're supposed to do.

Hearts break.

Parents die.

Colleagues forget favors.

Careers end.

BUT, Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you.

I don't know who the author is that wrote this piece,  but it is so true.  Take time NOW, call your sister, go have lunch, laugh together. 

My Sister, Corrine.... 

Thanks for visiting and letting me share.



Barbara Shallue said...

Thank you for this reminder. I've heard it before but it bears repeating over and over. I'm so glad you were able to spend time with your sister.

Stephanie said...

Yeah for Sisters! I'm so glad you had the chance to spend time with your sister. Cheers to you both for building every moment into a memory for you to remember. Take care.

A Dancing Mango said...

Thank you for your great story and sharing such a momentous reminder.
Hugs, Darlene xo

Judy Hartman said...

This was a really touching post, Cyndee.
Very moving - thank you for sharing with us.

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