Because You’re My Sister

I saw this sign in an old cabin when we visited friends in the mountains a few years ago. It made me smile. It could also apply to our parents. We can’t pick our family members, but we can learn to respect and love them.

My sister was five years older than me. I always looked up to her because she was smart and well liked by all of her teachers. She took time to read to me some of the stories she was reading, and brought me left over pizza from her dates. I am sure I was an aggravation to her from time to time, but we have always maintained a good relationship, even when we disagreed over the years.

Sisters are special

One of a kind friends for life

Smile / she’s stuck with me

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Photo: Family Album

Me and my sister and little brother.

Sisters

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Family relationships can be challenging, but the older we get the more important it is to focus on the positive things in life. Sisters have that special bond that is different from any other. As life moves on this connection can become a great source of strength and encouragement. Facing the future together is much better than facing it alone.

Sisters

After a life of ups and downs

Sisters come together to wander around

Traveling and talking about things from the past

Good things and bad things and things that didn’t last

Enjoying the bond that only sister can share

Knowing the other will always be there

Someone to call on who will lend an ear

Though far away it will feel like you’re near

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As the hair turns white in the fall of life

The bond they have is not full of strife

But rather with joy and love all around

Sharing a future where good memories abound

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth