Tuesday, December 2, 2008

kindred spirits

In the car tonight as I was driving Marissa and I home from our swim practice we sang hymns, other praise songs, and some Christmas songs. What a joy it is to have a sister who enjoys many of the same things (who else can go from signing, to playing a sport, to joking, back to singing (our voices cracking in the most awkward places, but in unison), and then enjoy espirit moments?)! I was thinking about what a special friend God gave me as a sister. I am so thankful for Marissa and all that we share together =). We've had our tough times, no doubt (quarrels over trifles, heated conversations about who-knows-what, a few tangible hurts (I'm sorry Rissa), and spouts of harsh words) but our relationship has grown, strengthen, and be stretched over the past 16 1/2 years that we've shared the same family (and most of the time the same room). I cherish the time we spend together the memories we've made. I thought I'd take a few moments to share some pictures from over the years:

I love you Marissa, thanks for being so....encouraging, thoughtful, loving, caring, sweet, inspiring, supportive, responsible, understanding, cheerful, enthusiastic, jovial, sensible, reliable, vivacious, and well...YOU!


Queen Mom said...

Ok, I'm crying! Of course, what else would you expect from Queen Mom when she reads such a sweet post? May God continue to bless the two of you with such a special relationship, and I pray my daughters will feel the same way about each other as they grow up.
Mrs. Poff

Marissa said...

Awww Caity! Thank you =) It is such a blessing to have a sister like you and share such special moments with you. There were times I never thought we would live to be such good friends..but thankfully I was mistaken. =) I love you Caity.

PrincessR said...

Great Post! How often we feel at times in our relationships with our siblings like we wish they weren't here. Then at times we don't know what we would do without them! I think, also, our relationship grows as each of us matures and becomes more Christ-like and selfless compared to when you are a kid and the first one to grab the best piece of candy. :) Loved the post.

Ashley said...

What a good post Caity! I feel the same way about my younger sister, though I am not always good at showing it. She has been there through the majority of my life, and I am glad that God has seen fit to bless me with such a good sister. It seems our personalities balance each other out. When I am serious, she has just enough playfullness to loosen me up. When one of us is in a bad mood, the other just automatically knows the right thing to say to make the other laugh. What better fellowship can be found than with the 'kindred spirit' that we all so affectionately call, sister.

Mountain Momma said...

awww you two are so cute!

Linda said...

Girls you won't know until you have children just what a blessing it is to a mom that you two love each other so much. You're right, Caity, that there were times I wondered but God is so good and showed each of you the wonderful things about the other. I am so glad you are such great friends.

Thanks for the walk down memory lane Caity. I love the pictures!