Thursday, April 8

For Molly

Today is my Sister's birthday, in celebration of her big day I wanted to share some thoughts & images on Sisterhood.
. . . TO MY SISTER . . .

I'm blessed to call you sister,
I also call you friend;
You've loved me unconditionally,
And stood through thick and thin.

You've shared my joys and sorrows,
My laughter and my tears.
You've been my inspiration,
As we grew up through the years.

When we were little children
We laughed and played together;
Then growing up you stood by me,
Through good and stormy weather.

There's something God has given us,
That's more than family;
He's placed a love for you, my Sister,
Deep down in the heart of me.

~Allison Chambers Coxsey
If you are lucky enough to have a sister, then you know the bond we share.
The two of us played Barbies, shared clothes, wished we were the Brady Bunch, survived our parents divorce, wore acid washed jeans to Bon Jovi concerts, were together through graduations, weddings & the birth of our children.  We grieved when we lost our beloved
Mother & Father.
Through it all...it was us,
supporting, laughing, crying & loving each other. 
So today, I dedicate my post to my best friend & Sister. 
Happy Birthday Molly!
PS She's the funny one!

42 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Lisa, this post is precious!!!! Happy Birthday Molly!! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with all the things you love....and what I love Lisa so much is you dying laughing at the soap suds on her head!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Lisa said...

Very Sweet! Happy Birthday to your sweet sister!
Hugs, Lisa

Linda said...

Such a sweet post, Lisa! You are so blessed to have such a wonderful relationship with your sister! Happy birthday Molly!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Lisa:
This is a beautiful post and a perfect birthday tribute to your sister. Happy Birthday to her!
xoxo
Donna

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love your Sister Post ~ Happy Birthday Molly..... I Love the Name Molly, it was My Favorite Aunt's Name & it would have been My Son's Name, If He Had Been a Girl "Molly Kate" but He came out with Boy Parts~ {Please, Don't tell him I shared this, He would be mortified, He hates to hear he almost was a Molly}

melissadc76 said...

Very sweet. My sister is my bestie too.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Lisa, what a sweet and endearing post, celebrating your sister and her birthday! What a bond the two of you share. I have 2 sisters and really enjoy the relationship we have. The photo of you and Molly sums it up! Have a lovely weekend ~ Angela

BellaRosa said...

Lisa amor, Wish a Happy Birthday to your beautiful sister Molly for me! This is such a beautiful Birthday tribute to her! I have a younger sister....I hope one day we are really close like that, that would be a dream come true, she means the world to me too, I just sometimes have to remind her how special I truly am to her muhahaha :)Amor, this is another side to you...you have so many facets to your beautiful self, I look forward to getting to know them all, including lil ms. bossy :) ha! I figured your post was so beautiful...I needed to make you laugh just incase the tears from writing something so beautiful were still resting in your eyes :) Besos, Rose

ps...I am no longer counting all the words that I comment...know why???.......Cause your not the boss of me! :)

Beth Leintz said...

Oh what a sweet birthday wish for your sister. I don't have any sisters- does this make Molly my Texas step sister?

peggy gatto said...

What a joy!!!
Thanks!

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Lisa, this post is just perfect! You are so blessed to have a close relationship with your sister. Thank you~

nancy huggins said...

That is great memories you have of your sister and I love the picture of the both of you..It is priceless
Happy Birthday to your Sister

Dorthe said...

Dear Lisa.
Such a blessing with a close to heart sister,
You did a beautifull post to yours ,congratulations with her birthday, sweetie.
We were 3, one I lost to cancer two years ago, I miss her so.
Wishing you a wonderfull day,Lisa.
(I finished my collage-you did a wonderfull tutorial)
Hugs and love Dorthe

Granny's Place said...

What a lovely post. I have a sister but we (read she) is not so close to her family. Sad but true.
Wish you a great weekend,
Madelon

Debby said...

This is such a beautiful post, love visiting your blog. Happy Birthday to your sister!
Debby

Diane said...

GREAT post--Happy Birthday to your sister and to my brother (today's his birthday also!)

Diane said...

Lisa, I also forgot to mention that my daughter's name is Lisa too :)

Karen said...

What a beautiful posting. I could have written all of this on a posting minus the divorce, but since my parents' passing we have been estranged. Consider yourself blessed. I envy you.
Hugs,
Karen
Ladybug Creek

trash talk said...

Having a younger sister myself (who's birthday is just around the corner) this touched me deeply. We've shared life (and a bathtub) the same as you and Molly. Loved the poem. If she's the funny one, does that make you the pretty one? I was the funny one!
Debbie

marie said...

Happy Birthday to Molly! What a wonderful birthday post ~ it sounds like you have an extra-special relationship with your sister ~ what a blessing that is!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

If she is the funny one, she must be a blast, because you aren't exactly a bore!!

Thespa McLaughlin said...

How sweet a post is this? Lovely. Thanks for sharing and happy birthday to her.Hope you have a very happy day as well.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Oh Dear...OH DEAR!
How can a post be touching AND funny at the same time???? Only YOU can do that!!!! :))))

This was beautiful and Molly will have a wonderful birthday knowing your wishes come from the heart!
Awesome girl...another side of you that I just love to pieces!
Even though it's her birthday, she's a lucky sister too!!!!

Go celebrate!!!! :)))

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to your sister Lisa ~ I love the picture of you two in the bathtub ~ it is so sweet :)
I am going to California today so won't be at craft night tonight ~
Have fun !
xoxo
Lori

Zuzu said...

So sweet! I know exactly how you feel, Lisa!
Happy Birthday to Molly!!!

Cindy Geilmann said...

Oh happy birthday Molly. I wanted a sister so bad, I needed a sister so bad. I got 3 brothers and a hard career working mother. Maybe that's why I enjoy blogging so much.

I cried as I read your tribute. I now have a granddaughter that has a little sister. She is being just like Molly. May I keep your poem?????

You the best Lisa!


hugs
cindy@stitches

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Lisa! I was not blessed with a sister, but I can understand how special that bond would be. The poem you chose is sweet. I bet you made her cry! (In a good way of course) Happy Birthday to Molly!!!!

Karen
BTW... I'm happy to say I am the first follower in your blog shop!!!!

Klik said...

My best wishes to your sister on her BD! You are lucky, I know, cause I've got a sister, too! :)
Happy BD, Molly!

Ticking and Toile said...

Oh Lisa! I didn't know you have lost both parents....that must be so hard, I lost my mom 10 yrs ago & that was hard enough, I can't imagine losing both.

On a lighter note, what a wonderful post for your sister! I love the picture of you two in the tub~ that is precious!

Have a great weekend!

Shellagh

Lori said...

Lisa, you made me cry...i do have a sister and she is my dearest friend...she moved from ohio to tennessee several years ago...and i miss her dearly...i only get to see her once a year now, that time is so precious to me...i hope your dear sister Molly has a wonderful, blessed birthday!!!

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

I love that! I hit the jackpot with 4 sisters.

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I must be so wonderful to have a sister. All that love between you too. I loved the poem and the picture. You both look so cute. Hope Molly had a wonderful birthday!!
Hugs, Pat

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Happy belated birthday to Molly! What a lovely post to celebrate her! I'm sure she was very touched and is happy to have such wonderful and sweet sister!
Have a great weekend, dear Lisa!
Big hugs,
Julia
PS: I'm almost finished ... :-)

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Oh Lisa, how touching! I never had a sister but I watch my girls and their bond goes beyond words. I'm grateful my 29 year old always has time for my 15 year old...it touches my heart!

Thank you for this lovely post!

Sandy

Diane said...

LOL! Are you sure, Lisa, you won't get disowned after posting the bathtub photo! Those are the ones we always dread someone's going to pull out of the family album! So cute!
Happy weekend!
Diane

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

How sweet to see the love you two share. Happy Birthday Molly!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

How wonderful!

I'm not blessed enough to have a sister, or any sibs for that matter, so I can only imagine.

Sounds like you have a very special one. :-)

Have a great weekend!
Anne

The Tin Rabbit said...

Hiii Lisa!!! Sooo good to meet you!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet words! YOUR blog inspires me to no end! I love,love,love your art,your style...well,just EVERYTHING!!! And from Texas too...Yay! You are very blessed to have a sister and to be so close! Happy Birthday Molly! Lisa, I look forward to getting to know you better... I think,we like the same things! Have a Wonderful Weekend~ XO, Ann

sissie said...

Hi Lisa,
What a lovely tribute to your sister. Where would we be without sisters....mine means everything to me. She is my best friend and I love her so.

Everything you said about your sister is the same with us.

You two sure are cute in the tub, now which one is which, because you both are funny!

hugs
Sissie

alice said...

Lisa,
That is a precious post! I love my Sister too! A big Happy Birthday to you Molly! Keep on enjoying each other!
smiles, alice

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Cute photos! :)

Love the bird post. Why didn't I pay attention to the theme... I love birds. Totally would have signed up for that. But after the Valentine swap... didn't want to rush around signing up for things. :)

good to see you on Friday...even though I was busy rushing around.

hugs, Joanna

Storybook Woods said...

Happy birthday Lisa's sister. I hope you got lots of chocolate. Clarice