Monday, October 11, 2010


I don't have any "real" sisters, but let me tell you, I have sisters! Here are three out of four of them, right here. My fourth sister wasn't able to join us on Saturday as we celebrated my mom's 80th birthday. She lives way too far away. Too far away to come for a weekend. Too far away for us to be in her life and her in ours, in any day-to-day way, but not too far away to be out of mind. She was sorely missed.

And here are a couple of cute sisters, don't you think? My mom's on the left. Doesn't she make 80 look good? 

I am blessed to have friends that are like sisters to me, too. Friends I can, and do, say anything to. Friends that are there through thick and thin. Friends that know the minutiae and the unmentionables. 

Sisters and friends, friends and sisters. Same thing.



deb said...

your mom is gorgeous.

I don't have sister's either. but I do.

Wanda said...

Sisters of any kind are good--blood, marriage, or happenstance. Yep. All good.

Ask Me Anything said...

And that the word "sisters" is such a prevalent one in your life.

kario said...

Happy Birthday, Carrie's mom! Thanks for bringing her to us!

And you - you have sisters. Lots of them.

Love you.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Your mom looks amazing! And yes on the sister-friend connection. Huge yes!

Kim said...

You are a lucky girl!

Elizabeth said...

Carrie, you, your "sisters" and your mom are just gorgeous!

Deb Shucka said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful mom. See what you have to look forward to?

You are truly blessed in so many ways.

Anonymous said...

I'm enthralled with my friends (as you know). Isn't it wonderful to have friends that feel like family?

Happy birthday to your mom! xo

Anonymous said...

Sister friends. I have those too, they hold me up when I can stand on my own.

Your mom looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

You look radient Carrie. Happy Birthday to your mom.



Janna Qualman said...

I have a sister by birth and a few more I've chosen. They're wonderful.

Great post, Carrie. Your mom is so lovely.