A Special Day

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.
~Clara Ortega~


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.

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5 Responses to A Special Day

  1. Betsy says:

    THANK YOU Suellen!!!! Thanks for all the kind words, beautiful quotes and priceless photos (thank goodness you didn’t include the photo of us on traveling pony)!!! Of course it brought me tears. What a wonderful post! Thanks for being the BEST sister! Love you …..

  2. suellen1234 says:

    You are so very welcome! I only hope you know just how beautiful you are. See you in a few days – can’t wait.

  3. Joan Q newman says:

    We love our Betsy. She us the best. Happy Birthday dear friend. Love you. j

  4. Happy Birthday Betsy and Monica! I can only imagine the amazing celebration you will all be sharing on the barge!
    Suellie, those photos, as Betsy said, are priceless and my eyes watered a bit as well
    Love to you all

  5. suellen1234 says:

    It’s always fun to look at those photos of our childhood. I especially like the one in which we were enjoying our ice cream cones – and here we are all these years later enjoying our food together – can’t wait to taste the fall harvest of foods in the south of France.

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