This picture was taken about 61 years ago and when I see the number in writing it seems even more unbelievable – gadzooks – my little sister is turning 61 today – HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETSY! Tom and I love her just as much today as we did when the above picture was taken.
To the outside world we all grow old.
But not to brothers and sisters. We know
each other as we always were. We know
each others hearts. We share private
family jokes. We remember family feuds
and secrets, family griefs and joys.
We live outside the touch of time.
Our brothers and sisters are there with
us from the dawn of our personal stories
to the inevitable dusk.
~Susan Scarf Merrell~
As you can see from the photos my sister is a beautiful woman, and I want to say, for all of you who don’t know her, she’s just as beautiful on the inside. I feel blessed to have had her by my side all these years and happy to continue our journey together as sisters and friends.
(Read more about Betsy in the previous post, Sisterhood, June 26, 2011)
There’s another birthday in our family today, my sister-in-law, Monica. I’m not only blessed with a wonderful sister, but a wonderful sister-in-law as well.
Happy Birthday Monica!
We’ll all be celebrating together next week in France. Stay tuned for photos.