Friday, September 11, 2015

Same, Not the Same

Not us
Five Minute Friday! Let's get right to it:


When my sister and I were little, people thought we were twins.  That didn't last, but if you saw us both, you'd definitely know that we're sisters.

We haven't always had a good relationship.  I remember times when we were kids and had terrible fights.  Some of them we can laugh about now, and some, we just don't talk about.

At the time, I think she was generally more forgiving than I was.  Even when we were mutually mad about something, she'd help me when I needed it.  She let it go when I accidentally damaged one of her art projects (after it had been graded).

Things didn't get better when we were in high school, but after we moved away from home, we got to be friends.  We'd exchange letters that were more than fluff.  We spent time together when we didn't have to.

In some ways we're the same.  We were both stay-at-home moms when we had babies.  We've both married good men.  We think alike on many things.

But in other ways we're completely different.  If we met for the first time today, I'm not sure whether we'd be friends.  First, our paths probably wouldn't cross.  But if they did, I think we'd find that we had little in common on the surface.  If we didn't take time to get to know each other, I'd be missing out on a treasure.  I'm thankful that we were born sisters, so she has always been in my life.


And this time I am not going to take a few extra minutes to wrap it up!

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  1. Hi, I'm your FMF neighbor this week! I'm happy to meet you and loved reading your reflections. Peace and hope to all of us, Leah

  2. I have the same with one of my sisters. If I didn't know her back then I probably wouldn't talk with her now... we're quite different, and yet, quite the same. :)

    Odd how it goes eh?

    I am a FMF neighbour.

  3. I try to remember things like this when I encounter people that I'm not sure I'd have much in common with - God makes us cross paths for a reason.

  4. I really like the way you've written this. It reminds me of me and my brother who is 9 years older than I am. We have tried being friends, but it just has not worked. We try off and on mostly for our mother because she wants us to be close. Outside of her we only have each other. He and I just live in two different worlds with two different belief systems...

    I'm glad you've found that space with your sister and have smoothed over and gotten over some things.

  5. Long story short.. my sister and I were super close through high school and college (she lived states away, but we talked and visited ) then drama happened. I "forgave" but sad will never "forget" so after over 9 years of not speaking, we speak (online) but that is it. She doesn't know my husband nor my children.


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