Thanks to Bonnie for starting this - Tuesday Tribute
Bonnie put a challenge out last week - think of someone you would like to pay tribute to. After thinking about it, I came up with two. I have been so blessed by the family God placed me in. Today I want to pay tribute to my two sisters. (I have a great brother too, but today it's girl time) I am the oldest in my family, my brother is next. My sister Terri is 5 years younger than me and Cheri is 9 years younger. Of course we played together when we were young, although Cheri was only 10 when I got married and moved out. Now that we are all "older" we are best friends. I know if I need to talk to someone, I can call either of them - or both! If any of us needs help - we call each other. In troubled times, we depend on each other. I can share anything with them and know that I will receive honest, caring replies. They are both Christians and we are able to share our faith and ask for prayers from each other. They are both great moms and wives. We love spending time together and usually spend a good deal of that time laughing. We are often amazed by how alike we are. We have had occasions where we have all shown up dressed in very similar clothes and have been teased about being triplets. I have noticed when commenting on blogs, that if one of them is there before me, they probably said what I was about to say.
They probably won't be too happy with me for sharing these, but here are a few pictures from our childhood.
Here is one of those lovely church directory pictures. Cheri is front right and is 9. Terri is on the left and is 14 and I am in the back and am 18.
This is a family picture that was taken about 10 years ago. Cheri is 2nd from the right, Terri is 4th from the right and I am 4th from the left with our parents in the middle.
We have changed as we have gotten older, in some ways for the better and in some ways not, but we have always been a family that sticks together, in tough times and fun times. I love you both - thanks for being such wonderful sisters!