Monday, April 13, 2009

Sisterly Love

Saturday, Jamie's family and mine and our parents and Kyle's parents all got together at the lakehouse for an Easter reunion. When Jamie and I get together, there's a lot of laughter and a lot of talking. We sat on that deck for over an hour, just talking to each other. Although we are as different as night and day, personality-wise (she's laid-back and I like to be in control), we are very like-minded. We both want a big family. We are both fans of Charlotte Mason (we both school with Ambleside Online). We both use herbs and try our best to eat the Nourishing Traditions way. (I think I know more about herbs, but she knows a lot more about NT.) We both love to read and frequently swap books. (She's better at actually finishing non-fiction books; I just like to skim them.) I could go on.
When I am overwhelmed or blue, I call her and she encourages me. And vice versa. When either one of us is bored, we call each other and get together. Because of the relationship we have, I frequently tell my kids: "Your brothers and sisters are your best friends. Friends will come and go, but you will always have your siblings." I foster their friendships together because I have seen the sweet fruit of the effort involved.
I love you, Jamie!


Nealy said...

You just made my day! I love you both!!

Anonymous said...

Ginger, I have the same type of relationship with my sister - it is so awesome!

Just a question- What would be your recommendation to someone who is just new to the herb world and would like to learn more. Favorite book, website, video?


Jamie said...

Love you too, sis! We had a blast last night. And I'm looking forward to Wednesday.
I'm blessed to have you so close. And I'm grateful that we finally figured out how to get along. Wasn't always easy. But now, you are my closest friend.

Kidcraze said...

You two are blessed to have such a relationship.

krista said...

You 2 are so blessed to have one another and doubly blessed to recognize your gift of sisterhood as precious.
And you're both super cute too! If anyone doubts it just look at them...pretty as a picture. Wait, it is a picture...oh well you know what I mean! LOL :)