Saturday, March 10, 2012

Girl Time

Last week my sister, Bridget, surprised me by just walking through my front door. I didn't know she was coming, which never happens. She has spent the last few years living in Milwaukee while her husband goes through a cardiology fellowship. He is at the tail end of his residency and had to work 3 days in a row without coming home last week so he suggested she hop in the car and spend some time with me. I was thrilled! In June they will be coming back here to live. He has already signed a contract for a  job in this area. YAY!!!
Anyway, she is my only sibbling and I am nearly 10 years older than her. So our bond has always been a special one. At her birth she was my live baby doll. She paved the way for me to eventually become a mother of 2 daughters by giving me a little pre~experience! Then when she gave birth to each of her 2 sons I was in labor & delivery with her. I have always been her sister/other mother/best friend. We are very close.
My girls grew up calling her "Aunt Bridgie" then shortened it to "Aunt Bridge" as they got older. Now my granddaughter, Gabby, calls her "Aunt Bridgie" ~  history repeats itself. She loves it. Gabby thinks she hung the moon. They ALWAYS bake cupcakes together.

While she was here we took a trip to the mall one afternoon where Gabby insisted the three of us have our photos taken in one of those booths.  The last time I did this was when Bridget was a little girl and she insisted Mom and I do the same thing with her! Once again ~ history repeats itself.
Gabby decided we should all do something silly for this one. Notice she and I both instinctively stuck out our tongues. Hmmm.....
Hope you all spend some time in the coming days building precious memories with cherished loved ones!

10 comments:

  1. The pics are great! That's neat that you are so close even with the age difference. My 2 girls are 13 years apart (24 and almost 11) They are close now, and I hope that continues!

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    1. Thanks Brenda! If they are close now it will last a lifetime. That bond is a forever one!
      Danette

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  2. Your a Grandma! I can't believe that! Gosh you look so young! You must have been a child bride. lol. Lovely memory making.
    Thank you for the lovely comments of course you can come live by me, it's vey windy and wet here though, lol

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    1. Well you made my day Fi! I'll be 48 in June. And I still want to live by you. Wind and rain are just surface things while friendship is a matter of the heart!
      Danette

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  3. Sisters are wonderful, and it sounds like you have a very special one. I'm so happy to hear that she will be living by you! The pictures are great!

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    1. Thanks Jane. They are wonderful and I can't wait for her to come back home!
      Danette

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  4. What a special bond! I'm an only child, so I can only imagine the relationship you have with your sister.

    On the Simple Sunday post- Just post a picture then come back and leave a comment on my blog linking back to your post, you can do so in the comment by copy and pasting the url or people can find you by clicking on your name in the comment. I didn't take the time this week to set up a linky party, but may do so in the future.

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Danette