Sisterhood

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
~Isadora James~

I have the greatest sister, Elisabeth Ann – Betsy.  My grandfather used to call her Betsy BoBo and she was the sweetest, cutest little girl imaginable.  She has the biggest heart of anyone I know.  Betsy has always been there for me through good times and bad – I can always count on her.  Her compassion reaches far and wide.  She is the neighborhood ambassador; welcoming anyone who moves in, organizing get-to-gethers, and always ready to help when needed.  She volunteers at the local food bank because she truly cares.  Her love of animals is huge.  And, of course, animals love her.  My girls go crazy when she comes to visit – guess where they sleep when she visits?

 Sisters function as safety nets in a
chaotic world simply by being
there for each other.
~Carol Saline~

A sister can be seen as someone who is
both ourselves and very much not
ourselves – a special kind of double.
~Toni Morrison~

 Betsy is most definitely an artist of the everyday.  Her home is beautiful and welcoming – inside and out.  She is creative in many ways.  When she takes on an art/craft project she excels.  We’ve had lots of fun together making jewelry, collages and of course cooking.  She’s a great cook and a gracious host when entertaining.  Everyone loves to come to Betsy and Steve’s house for dinner.  It always promises to be a fun time with lots of yummy food.

A sister shares childhood memories
and grown-up dreams. 

 I don’t think an accident of birth makes
people sisters or brothers.  It makes
them siblings, gives them mutuality
of parentage.  Sisterhood and
brotherhood is a condition
people have to work at.
~Maya Angelou~

A daughter is a gift of love.

My mother is so very fortunate to have a daughter like Betsy who takes care of her so well.  Betsy (and Steve) do everything they can to make my mom’s life comfortable and enjoyable.

A sister by blood, a friend by choice.

Betsy is a great traveling companion.  She’s adventurous and open to trying most things.  She’s curious and interested  - loves to learn about new places and people.  Our holidays together are always filled with good food and wine, laughter, exploration, learning new things – just plain enjoyment!

A sister is both your mirror-
and your opposite.
~Elizabeth Fishel~

 Help one another, is part of the
religion of sisterhood.
~Louisa May Alcott~

Sisters are two different flowers in the same garden.

Brothers and sisters, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends.

My sister, my friend.
I’m blessed! 


 Betsy’s not only an amazing sister and loving daughter but maybe most important, a wonderful mother.  I’m sure Jessica would agree.

 

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4 Responses to Sisterhood

  1. Loved the pictures and the tribute to your wonderful sister! Who was the other person in the halloween picture?….was it Tom dressed as a girl?????
    Love you…great going!!!

  2. suellen1234 says:

    Yup – that was Tom. Thanks for the feedback. Lots of love, Suellie

  3. Betsy says:

    Oh Suellen, THANK YOU for the wonderful, kind, thoughtful words!! YOU are the best sister in the world and ditto everything you said about me:) All the quotes, photos (except the one of us on the traveling horse), and words are great! Thanks so much for the beautiful post!! Love you … Betsy

  4. suellen1234 says:

    I especially love the way mom cut our bangs – what was she thinking? I’m not sure if we liked being on that horse or not??? Do you remember that day? Love you lots, SE

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