Sweet Crazy Conversations . . . Sisters

Sisters  ©2008 Laurie Pace

Sisters  ©2008 Laurie Pace

"Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be." Toni Morrison, Beloved

I never had a sister.  I have some truly good friends that seem to fill that void in life. I grew up with two brothers, one four years older and one 11 years younger. I felt he was more like my child than my brother.

Sisters are forever. They love you unconditionally and often know what may come out of your mouth before you say it. That is how JJ was to me when I met her in seventh grade.  We are still friends to this day... that is over 50 years ago. JJ and I spent youth together growing up and experiencing first love... sharing those whispers, our music, reading, doing extemporaneous speaking in high school and duet acting. The best foundation of friendship.

 College years brought marriage and children... and the home mommy friends you make...so the next best friend was Yvonne. She was Godmother to our daughter and she was a sorority sister. She was an only girl at  her home growing up with many brothers...and we both grew up in the UCC church. Sadly I lost Yvonne in 2010 when she lost her life by gunfire. 

Jan was another sister to me that I met in my forties... she was in the neighborhood as my kids were all leaving home. She felt like a true sister almost next door, with a very similar upbringing and background and the UCC church again.  I learned how to live without my kids at home from Jan among many other things... how to fly and laugh and love life as I grew older.  

Dear Ann was a sweet sister I met in my mid fifties when we moved to the lake. She was at a luncheon I attended... tall and beautiful and sparkling.  We were drawn to each other and we knew God was behind our friendship as well.  Our faith in the Lord, our love of The Lord, our love of nature and healthy eating and the special times we could walk and talk together. 

All of these 'sisters' carry my heart with them, and I carry theirs.  We all have extended family with our friends... more sisters and brothers. God provides exactly what we need. Wait upon the Lord.  

Proverbs 19:21  "Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."