Much thanks to Melissa Bradley for passing me the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. It gives me the chance to talk about sisters and I have lots of them to talk about.
I have three older sisters, all nurses, and a younger sister, the only one of us to follow our parent's farming footsteps. I love them all dearly and they're all different.
My oldest sister has always been motherly to us. She had to babysit us sometimes and I admit we gave her a hard time. Going along with her very kind heart, she always putting others before herself. Of course, the kind of nursing she does is in a long-term care facility.
My second oldest sister, the most like me, works as an oncology nurse. It takes a special person, a strong but compassionate person to do what she does. We share a great love of books, the joys of our children and love of sports. She lives in Mississippi so we only see each other once or twice a year. If she lived nearby, we would be hanging out all the time. And she and my husband get along great so the three of us have lots of fun together.
My third to the oldest sister lives in Washington state and works in emergency care. She's a supervisor and I'm sure she allows no messing around on her shift. She might be the only person I know who loves books more than I do. We played tons of softball together growing up and I miss our times together.
My baby sister, the farmer, answered the call of the land. There is no other sister who can make me laugh like she can. We share children of nearly the same age and have gone through those child-bearing years together. She'd chosen a living that requires hard work and I admire her for it.
Blogging friends are like those sisters of mine. They're all a little different but they all have something that cements our friendship even if we only ever meet online. And there's something special and unique about them, be they blogging sisters or brothers. I'm so happy to have met you all. Thanks, Melissa at Melissa's Imaginarium for the award. Instead of passing it on, I hope in the comments, my blogging family can share something about a sibling or a blogging friend who is like a brother or sister.
Care to share a sibling story?