The best part of being and having a sister,
is a permanent lifelong friend.
No matter what, thick and thin. Good times, bad times.
Great fashions, bad hair.
This past Thanksgiving weekend, my sister and family came to visit.
She is the best of the best.
We girls did some shopping across the US boarder (I live in a boarder town).
The guys stay behind and watch TV.
|Left to right - BIL, sister, my son and daughter. The Bluewater Bridge connects ON, Canada and MI, USA|
Our families enjoyed the park, and the boats on the water.
We cooked and exchanged recipes. We took photographs. We watched TV.
We walked around the neighbourhood.
We talked and we talked.
Not beating around the bush, she comes right out and asks me....
"how's the Empty Nest thing going....you bored out of your mind yet"
First we laugh, then I say....yes and no, it is what it is.
As we sit on the park bench watching our children, we enjoy a perfect day.
I talk about my children, she talks about hers.
We start to pour out our thoughts and stories.
Telling each other what weighs heavy on our minds.
I talk about buying the farm, and my hopes of getting a small beach house down South.
She talks about her growing children, the business and the demands of all that.
|my son and nephew|
This is the sister I mentioned that goes to Florida every January for a few weeks vacation.
I told her that I want to spend four months of the winter down South somewhere.
In Florida or California. Titusville, FL to be exact.
I tell her my health is just not what it use to be. I react to natural gas, so furnaces are a big enemy for me in the winter.
I tell her how I am unsure about having to do the Snow Bird thing solo.
Truth be told, I think it is just the drive down and the drive back that is really bothering me.
For whatever reason.....I am troubled by this idea.
She asked why I don't just fly out....good plan, but I will need wheels to get around while I am down there.
|my son, BIL, daughter, sister and niece|
|daughter and nephew|
Bless her heart, she suggested that we drive down together.
She stays with me for a week or so, and when it is time to return home get one of my kids to accompany me back.
Isn't she clever.
Thanksgiving, a tablescape, a perfect day and one very dear sister!
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