This month, I celebrate my sisters.
Betcha you can’t tell which one is the oldest and which is the youngest.
I am the oldest, so to me, they are both my baby sisters.
I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I feel to have been blessed with not one but two sisters in my life.
Yes, it would have been nice to have a brother but maybe there’s a reason I don’t have one.
Maybe I needed 2 sisters in my life.
All three of us are so very different yet … so much the same.
G is the curly-haired beauty in the photo.
We share many memories together long before my little sister S showed up.
G was quiet and shy as a kid, in front of people, but behind closed doors the word shy was no where to be found in her behaviour.
G is now a Mother of 3 beautiful children who try her patience and keep her on her toes. She is forever giving of herself to them to ensure they are happy and healthy and well taken care of.
Ever since I can remember, I have admired her beauty. Her long curly locks, her pretty face and how everything she wore when we younger looked better on her than me.
I admire G’s strength and determination to keep herself healthy and fit. Her motivation to exercise regularly and stick to it amazes me. If I could only have an ounce of her determination.
Then there’s baby sister S … the straight-haired beauty in the photo.
Don’t be fooled by her straight locks. Naturally, S’s hair is curlier than G’s. As a wee little toddler, S had hair like Shirley Temple.
My sister S and I have a different sisterly connection. Being that I was 12 when she was born left my influence in her life to be a motherly one.
I remember feeding her, changing her diapers and babysitting her when my parents needed to go out.
She was my baby doll and dressing her up, putting make-up on her face and filming her make commercials when she was five was fun. She was always game for anything.
My sister S moved in with me when I became a single mother of a daughter. Having her live with us made life less lonely and more easy for me to transition from what was to what I have today.
S is also a health nut and fitness fanatic. If she’s not doing a cleanse, she’s eating healthy and doing a spin class. Or is it kick boxing now? Who can keep track?
Together, both of my sisters, add spice to my life.
There’s never a dull moment when us 3 get together … and especially when our big, fat Italian family unites. ( <— none of us are really fat though, just so you know.)
I love my sisters.
When they hurt, I hurt.
When they’re happy, I’m happy.
In each their own way, they are an extension of myself and I can’t imagine my life without them.
Now it’s your turn to link up a story you want to share!
All you need to do is:
1. Write a post about you, a friend, Mother, sister or any other woman you feel warrants a celebration of beauty, inside or out. Tell us why this person is beautiful or share what wonderful things this person does in her family, work place or community.
2. Include my button in your post.
3. Link-up your post with the rest of us. The linky stays open all week so you have time!
4. Comment on any of the other posts also linked up for Bee Beautiful You.
Have fun reading!