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And God Gave Us Sisters Because?

Sisters are wonderful. I have four. Two older, two younger. That puts me right smack in the middle. And sometimes feeling left out. Growing up, we were six women(counting my mom) sharing a one bathroom house. It wasn’t as cozy as it sounds.

Long story short, we all grew up, moved thousands of miles apart, licked our wounds for ten or more years and finally made up with the very best friends of our lives.

Nowadays, I can ?t say enough good about any of my sisters. Being in the company of any of them is to experience an outpouring of love and acceptance and support like no other. And though I ?m the only one of my sisters still hoodwinked ? by this cult I like to call The Gospel of Jesus Christ ? or The Plan of Happiness ?, there is so much good in each of them, I can only hope my life will be half as acceptable before my Savior when the final roll is called.

I regret the ten or more years ? I spent licking my wounds from real or imagined offenses and wish we had gotten to the part of loving and supporting each other sooner.

I look at my own two grown daughters (24 and 29 years old). Complete opposites. And so much pain between them. Taking offense where none is intended. Giving offense in retaliation or preemptive strike. And both suffering. I tell them that one day they will realize how important the other is in their life. And I pray with all my heart that it is true.

Sisters of the world, wake up. If you ?ve got one out there. Make it right.

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  • agardner November 26, 2009, 9:36 pm

    I miss my sister. I was missing her already today because I use all of her fabulous recipes for Thanksgiving (she is a wonderful cook).

    We fought a lot while we were growing up. She is only 17 months younger than I and that bred a bit of competition I think…but once I left for college that was all behind us and we have been great friends ever since. I’m sad that we live so far apart now, although we remain in close touch with each other.

    Our lives took very different paths – she was married for 8 years and had 3 kids before I got married, so her kids are much older than mine and she’s been doing the “mom, homemaker” thing a lot longer than I have (and is much better at it than I am, I might add). And yet there is no one on earth who understands me the way she does and I think I “get” her too.

    It’s sad to me that some sisters let that special relationship go over little things. I love my brothers too, but my sister is one of my best friends.

    I wanna go home! 😥

  • Alison Moore Smith November 27, 2009, 12:07 am

    Darcee, you are a blessed woman. Thank you for this wonderful contribution. And how perfect for Thanksgiving!

    My four daughters are upstairs, laughing and talking. But that isn’t always the case. They get on each other’s nerves, too. I swear, next time I’m going to print out your post and give it to each of them. Hopefully that won’t be at least until tomorrow! 🙂

  • Michelle D November 27, 2009, 7:17 pm

    I have 4 wonderful sisters. I am closer to some of them than others – not completely of my own volition, though I know I could do more to reach out and try to bridge gaps. However, some gaps can only be bridged through the power of the atonement, and may not happen in this lifetime. I still hold onto hope that my family can be completely reunited someday. The sisters I am close to are some of my best friends!

    Thanks for this post, Daisy, and the motivation to actively do more to improve my relationship with my sisters and my brothers.

  • CamBendy December 3, 2009, 11:50 pm

    daisy I didn’t know you were writing here. That’s a really great article thank you. It’s an effort to be kind to those we live with sometimes.

  • Oregonian December 4, 2009, 11:02 pm

    daisy you are a good writer. I have shown my sisters your article. thanks

  • daisy December 6, 2009, 7:40 pm

    Oregonian- Thankyou.

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