I was looking at my friend Ruthanne’s wedding album and saw a picture similar to this one with all her five sisters and it made me miss (more then usual) my four sisters. Seeing my friend’s group of sisters together brought a flood of thoughts, emotions, and feelings that only one with sisters could relate to. I imagine that anyone with many sisters understands all the silly laughs, girly conversations, loving honesty, and incomparable/unconditional friendship.
These are my beautiful sisters, and they are even more beautiful on the inside. From left to right is:
Serena. She is the youngest and the tallest and probably the smartest. She laughs the loudest and turns everything into a party. She is almost six feet of pure energy, charisma and magnetism. She is extremely focused, disciplined and motivated. Although we have twelve years between us, I can have the best conversations with her, and we can relate so well together. I’ve always called her my bookend.
Heather. She is the skinniest and the sweetest. She is my bestest friend in the whole wide world and has been since I was two. Everything she touches turns beautiful—someone as completely beautiful and talented as her can do that. She is a romantic and a realist in perfect balance. She is all things good, lovely, tender, and patient—especially having to put up with being the closest to me through the years.
Summer. She is the silliest and the kindest. She is creative, organized, and compassionate. She has a calm, relaxing aura that brings comfort to others. She is honest in her emotions and has a sensitive nature. Her loyalty, purity and faithfulness shines from within. She is sacrificing and enjoys serving her loved ones. Just like her name, she brings warmth.
Me. Amber. I’m the oldest. I adore my sisters. It is important to me to be uniquely close to each of them and share special connections. I can laugh the best with them and feel the most understood and comfortable when I am with my sisters. I draw from their strengths and examples to keep me striving to be a better person. I miss them every day.
Melody. She is the fanciest and the coolest and probably the busiest. She is a beautiful contradiction. She is mellow, yet always has to be doing something. She is peaceful, yet feisty. She is athletic, yet feminine. She is strong, yet sensitive. She is coordinated, yet clumsy. She has a bubbly, contagious laugh that lights up her whole face and an entire room. Just as there are lots of layers and depth to a melody, so it is with her. She is cultured, elegant, crafty and has the most lovely singing voice.
I could write on and on about each of my sisters’ wonderful qualities. I could point out a few flaws too, but I won’t because I’m being nice, big sis tonight. But seriously, I am so blessed to being in a family with these spiritual, righteous, talented, fun and gorgeous sisters. I have some pretty awesome brothers too! (I’ll save them for another post) They have been and always will be among my most favorite people in my life.
I love you all forever and a day.