I have been blessed with 3 sisters! The fact that I also have brothers is; of course, a wonderful thing too, but for today I want to say a few things about sisters.
Growing up there was always someone to listen to me; someone to guide me along the way; someone to be totally honest with me when I most needed it; and someone to scold me at just the right time…..I had sisters!
I don’t recall ever having any sort of ‘mushy’ feeling when it came to my family but I knew without a doubt that we loved each other. Now I was the sister who was labelled a “spit-fire” and that is a fair assessment of me all through the years. I fought the loudest; I also cheered the most. I cried the hardest but I laughed the longest. I learned from each of them some of life’s most valued lessons.
From my older sister, I learned loyalty and dedication.
From my younger sister I learned how to forgive myself as well as a deep sense of sharing.
From my baby sister, I learned about faith and perseverence.
I cannot say what they may have learned from me, but I suspect some of them may include:
how to fight boys;
several colourful new words that I brought into our family discussions;
how to protect and defend the underdog;
how to stand up for one’s convictions;
and how to love in spite of weaknesses and flaws.
Thinking of my sisters reading this, I am quite sure that because of their kind hearts, they would add many other fine qualities but the fact is, I was the student 99% of the time and each of them were my life-lesson teachers.