my family is small
and i married into a family that is
yesterday for thanksgiving
there were 19 of us
and 7 were missing.
i also do not have sisters.
owen has alot of sisters and this took some getting used to.
what does one do with sisters
when one hasn't had them before.
they seem so friendly and connected
but what do you do to join that?
i wondered this often in the beginning.
with lots of time spent together
and holiday gatherings
and walks on the beach
and exchanging of ideas and dreams and struggles
i have figured it out.
sisters are very lovely for alot of things.
they can exchange clothes with you
they can bring food to your house potluck style
and this is okay
( i am just learning to embrace the potluck gathering)
they can share laughter and tears with you.
sisters are great fun to facebook and blog with
and sisters supply you with babies when you are done having your own.
sisters fill up your dining room table
with delight and acceptance
and empty cups of tea.
i genuinely mourned the fact that i didn't have a sister
and now i am blessed with 5!
how awesome is that!