Blogs by Annabel Sheila
4/27/2011 6:04:16 AM
Of all the things that bring us joy in life, family is right there at the top of the list! I grew up in a family of seven children...five girls and two boys. The three eldest girls, of which I was one of them, shared a lot of responsibility and everything else for that matter. Looking back, I wouldn't trade a second of growing up with these sisters that I cherish!
Growing up in a large family is an experience few are privy to, and although our journeys have taken us down different roads, my sisters and I enjoy a bond that goes way beyond friendship! We are deeply connected.
Filled to the rafters with seven children and two parents, our house was quite literally bursting at the seams most of the time. And as the eldest, the three of us were responsible for most of the housework including cleanup after meals. Doing dishes at our house was like being in a mess hall on permanent KP! Our hands never really got a chance to dry before it was time to wash the dishes again!
As children, my sisters and I shared everything! A bedroom, double bed (now that was a tight fit), clothing, toiletries, you name it! We went to the same school and for the most part shared the same friends. For us to have not developed an enduring bond would have been impossible since we were always together. And the sisterly knot we tied will never come undone!
From childhood to womanhood weíve danced at each otherís weddings, supported each other through divorces, raised our children together, and shared all of the joys and sorrows associated with living. Although our personalities are totally different, we learned how to celebrate those characteristics that made us individuals.
My sisters are as much a part of me as my own heart! And when the time comes to walk through the doors of eternity, although Iíll go alone, I know that eventually Iíll once again hold the hands of the sisters I will love beyond forever!
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