Dec 24, 2012

My Sister My Friend

Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship...

There was never a day in my life that I did not think how lucky I am.  This has not changed today either.  I grew up in a place where it was safe to run around, where your neighbors kept an eye out for you and life was just plain easy going.  We did not have much material stuff, but we sure made up for it in love and affection.

I think many today have a much harder time because of all the all the different influences and things out there.  Today it seems as if the more you have the better a life it is supposed to be.  Not sure this is correct, but to each their own. I see too many people today with no kindness towards each other, no respect for their elders nor themselves.  When I was young my parents made us call all our elders aunt or uncle.  Did not matter if we knew them or not.  Was a sign of respect.  Today I have many aunts and uncles due to this practice and each holds a special place in my memories.

How much luckier can a person be?  I have five wonderful sisters who are also my very best friends.  Nirvana is the third of five girls.  I am the eldest.  She lives in Puerto Rico and she and Kimsy and J are visiting Florida for the holidays.

Yes, I am excited.  I am always happy to be able to see my sisters.  We don't normally all seem to be able to get together at the same time, due to conflicting schedules so anytime it can happen is a good time.

Nirvan, J, Kimsy and I
few years ago in PR
Today as we all have our own lives and have gone through so many changes, I look back and sometimes wonder where the years have gone by.  There was a time I took care of my little sisters when my parents were not around.  We were so tiny.  Ages 1-4.  Rima was not yet born.  Long time ago in Guyana where we lived with my grandma.  

My sisters and I have a bond that surpasses everything and everyone.  Sometimes when one of us is sad or just having a not so good day, we just know it.  Either I or one of the others picks up the phone and the gap that was there no longer is.

Having a sister is a true gift.  Having four sisters is just four times the joy.

Looking forward to having a good time with Nirvana and the mopes. 
Many places we will go to.  Shopping, restaurants..everywhere.

having a moment with Arvid
in PR
Arvid and I took J a long time ago to a have a steak and to this day he says it was the best steak.  Arvid has already said we should take them again when they get here.
What better Christmas present than to have my sister, niece and nephew and my parents visiting?  Well maybe all my sisters, but I take anything I can get.

Christmas is sure going to be good!
Happy Holidays everyone!

What's the good of news if you haven't a sister to share it..
When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?..