Tribute to a Sister

Posted by on March 2, 2018 in Shirley's Blog | 2 comments

We looked alike…

 

I can’t remember life without her being in it–she’s younger than me by 22 months. We looked alike–at least to those who weren’t family–and our names got mixed up, too. She was sometimes called by my name, sometimes they called me by hers.

 

We were four and two years old; once upon a time!

 

 

We shared secrets and sadness…

 

She was a ready playmate. Always there.  Growing up, we shared the same room and often the same bed.  She makes    me laugh. We were “the girls”. Our mom dressed us alike and later we borrowed each other’s clothing. We still like to shop together–she’s always finding good stuff for me. She’s my beauty consultant. There were some tussles as youngsters, but I don’t recall any fights or arguments past our teens. There was loyalty–and still is.  We shared secrets and sadness–then and now.

The Quiring Five–a few years later. We’re in our birth order.

 

She’s a gift!

 

Eileen is beautiful on the outside and inside too. She is fiercly loyal and a patriot, and smart, too. I’m proud of her. Best of all though, is our shared faith in Jesus. If I need prayer, she’s the first person I call or text. What a gift my sister is. I love each of my other four sibs, but today, Eileen, I honor you! I don’t want to think about separation in this life–I can’t imagine life without you, but I know this isn’t the end–we’ll share eternity together in Heaven!

 

 Happy Birthday, Sis!

“The Girls” just a few years later….

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Sort of a coincidence…my sister, who is 2years and 3 days older than I am, was just here for a 10 day visit….We always have a great time. Only I shop for her!!! And we look nothing alike1. LOVE YOUR STORIES…

    • Thanks Anne! How many sisters do you have? I have three total. I am thrice blessed!

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