Thursday, December 13, 2012


Growing up, we were not very close. Although just 13 months apart in age, our personalities are very different. As a child she played outdoors while I had my nose stuck in a book. She is blond, I am brunette. She is outgoing, I am much less so. She loves being out and about, I'm more of a homebody. I was a bossy older sister and not very nice at times. 

Now, mostly grown up, we have much in common and can enjoy each others' company. Today is my sister's birthday, and I'm so proud of her. She's been dealt some tremendous blows in the past few years, yet she smiles and carries on. Her faith in God is strong. In 2009, the two of us, along with our mother, went to Europe. Here, my sister and I are in Bratislava, standing close together.

Happy Birthday, Sis, I love you.



cucki said...

Happy birthday to your sweet sister
Love and blessings from South Africa xxx

Mary said...

Lorrie dear, I'm certain your time together these days is full of sisterly love and friendship, making up for what you may not have shared as youngsters. Enjoy the times you can spend together, days, months years disappear quickly and regret is always sad.
Sis looks like a lovely lady - for those without a sis, such as me, a little envy here, I always wanted one too!

Happiest of birthdays to a lovely lady. The photo of you both is great.

Hugs - Mary

Maggie said...

Hi Lorrie,
Great snap of the two of you, I'm so happy for you that you are close as adults even though that wasn't the case as children.
Sadly, my sister and I aren't close at all and that isn't entirely due to the fact that she lives in Australia!

Cheryl said...

Such a sweet birthday message to your sister. A natural family bond...a bond in the Lord's family...triumphs over differences!

Vee said...

How interesting. I could have written this except I am nearly four years older than my blond, outgoing, outdoorsy sister.

ellen b. said...

A very happy birthday to your sister. I'm glad you enjoy each other for who you are now. I have 3 sisters and we are all different from each other. One is a blond by choice LOL!

Carole Reid said...

Hi Lorrie, Happy Birthday to you sister. My sister is also 13 months younger than me. She and I don't have that much in common but we can always find things to talk about!!!

Bonnie said...

How fortunate to have discovered a close relationship with your sister. Happy Birthday to your sister!

Windlost said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely sister. I am so glad you are close. I find it amazing how different sisters can be, but I am glad you have found lots to love and admire in each other. There is nothing thicker than blood and that common history.

xo Terri

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Lorrie, you are so blessed to have a sister. As the youngest of four, and the only girl, it's probably no surprise that "Little Women" was my favorite book! ;)

I was blessed with two daughters and that was quite literally a dream come true!


Barbara said...

How great to have a sister that have grown closer over the years and can be one's friend.

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