|Williams Sisters around 1968|
Sisters...what can you say about them. I can think of a lot, but, I will try to restrain myself. I will start by introducing mine as pictured above. Front row left we have the oldest, Jane, best described as the Momma Hen. Front row right we have the youngest, Tina, the Home-body. Back row left we have the first middle child, me, Ms Independent, and last, but definitely not least, on the right we have the second middle child, Brenda, Ms Tell-It-Like-It-Is and Take No Bull.
It's funny the stages you go through when you grow up with sisters. The differences in our ages had a lot to do with the varying degrees of involvement we had in each others lives. Jane is the oldest, I came along 7 years later, then 4 years after that, Brenda, and 4 years after that, Tina. In the beginning, my first memories are Jane and me playing on my granddad's farm, then me spying on Jane and her boyfriends. Jane got married when she was barely 16 leaving me as the oldest child at home for the next several years.
In this stage, the three of us younger sisters were close until I began to outgrow them, wanting my own friends and space. When I got to high school they were still in grade school so we pretty much grew apart. As soon as I graduated I left home, worked for a year and then got married. During this stage, Jane and I lived close together in KY and grew closer. Brenda and Tina, both still in IN also grew closer. At times, it seemed like we lived in 2 different worlds.
But then, just as God intended, things came full circle and we all grew into the sisterly relationship that was slowly blossoming all those years. Suddenly, age differences no longer created a problem in relating to each other. We all shared the same interests...love, life, children, etc.. We now were not only sisters, we were friends; the best of friends.
Sisters share a bond that is there from birth, even before we realize or recognize how strong it really is. Through life, death, disagreements, competitions, children and getting old our love is always there; like a band of steel that can never be broken. We are always there for each other, no matter what.
My sisters are the most important people in my life, following my husband, son and grandchildren. I know they will always have my back and I will have theirs. What more could you say about sisters?
Bound By Love
Though I didn't choose them, back when my life began.
The bond that formed was surely set by God's own hand.
The years have only deepened this special love we share.
We've laughed and cried and through it all, I've always known they care.
No person, deed or crisis could tear this bond apart.
My love for my three sisters comes straight from my heart.
|Tina, Brenda, Me, Jane|
Until next time...that's my view.