I grew up without any sisters. Matt’s sister grew up without any sisters. Matt’s brother’s wife grew up without any sisters. Now that we are all married and a part of the same family? We all have each other. As much as we love our brothers, having sisters in our adult lives has been such a special blessing.
Perhaps the biggest blessing of all is that we all love being together. Not all sisters-in-law are able to enjoy this, and the three of us don’t take it for granted.
This is a picture of us two years ago when we got together for our bi-yearly “Sister Symposium.”
Since they both live in California, I’m the only one who has to travel far. Therefore, they are kind enough to share my airplane ticket expense to make this get-together possible. We save more expense by staying in one of their homes so we don’t have to pay lodging.
What do we do during the 2-3 days we’re together? We talk, and talk, and talk. We shop (oh yeah!). We eat out. We go to the beach (this Nebraska girl’s favorite place to visit!). And we pray together: for our husbands, for our children, for our parents, for each other.
With our lives all so full and busy with working and raising families, it keeps getting harder and harder to get away and find time to spend together like this. But never once have we regretted the effort it has taken. Our time together as sisters is always rich. This week is no different.