Shine's Thyme

Daily ramblings of a ridiculously happy housewife and mother. Come in and see how sweet life can be!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

To My Sisters

I know. It's been soooooo long. I almost could not bring myself to do a new post. I didn't want to see the beautiful pictures of my sweet son's wedding move on down memory lane. Alas...time moves on. Since my son's wedding, many things have actually happened. One thing of most importance is, "sister week" has come and gone again. I cannot explain how much this time of year means to me. I have 4 beautiful sisters (blood sisters, that is:) ). This year, my sisters, and as is customary, my mother, my of my nieces, and one of my mother's sisters, took time away from their families and their responsibilities to dedicate to spending some quality "girl time".
We all headed back to Arkansas, where most of us grew up. That's my sweet mother on the bottom stair. Next (moving up), my sister Carol (all wise and knowing:) , sister Shelia (who is also very wise indeed), special sweetie Terri, me myself and I, then, the youngun' Cindy. I still cannot believe we stayed in this gorgeous plantation.
We had the ENTIRE thing to ourselves!!!!! We had TOO much fun ladies! These beautiful young things  actually taught THREE generations how to line dance!!!!
Just let me tell you though......they might can dance...but I have never been so spiritually inspired by anyone as much as I have by this dear middle child. She is a model and inspiration to MANY. Love her so much. That sweetie on your left....she has my heart forevermore, and that one on the right....well just let me tell you....God has big plans there:) Truly, we had so much fun.......the memories are so sweet......I can't explain. I am blessed. So blessed, I almost feel guilty. I do not deserve all I have.

I wish all my sisters could be here right now. I'd give you some coffee beans and candles so you could make this sweet venue.
I'd sit you on my porch and bring you tea and scones:)

I'd bring you to my table and serve you dinner. Ladies...God has blessed me dearly. He has given me more than I ever dreamed of. Most friends and family. I love you all and I will forever treasure your importance in my life.
May God be with you. May He shine His face upon you, and may you always know how dearly your are loved.
Many blessings~~~Shine


Sherri B. said...

Such a very special time in a most special place....Thanks for sharing a bit of it with us. xo

Cindy said...

Sounds like a blast! Glad you are back. I know what you mean about not posting in a while...

Deborah said...

Shine what a wonderful time away you have had...I'm so happy you were given that blessing.
He has given you such a grateful heart my friend and you have blessed me so much today and always. :)
I would adore sitting with you and relaxing and chatting....I wish I could, but I will be happy that I can meet with you here!
Love & hugs to you sweet friend of mine!

All my love,
Deborah xoxoxooxoxoxox

Delisa said...

Hi Shine! It sounds like you had such a wonderful time! The picture of you, your Mom and sisters on the stairs is a treasure. How blessed you are all to have one another. I also loved the pictures of your son's wedding! You all looked so beautiful and happy. I hope you have a lovely evening ahead! Delisa :)