Friday, March 29, 2013

Flashback Friday

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Almost exactly five years ago, although in a way it feels like a lifetime. In between then and now we've both graduated college (her undergrad, me grad school), gotten married, had babies, but still, after all the changing and growing, we're still the closest of friends. When we were little we each had a quote hanging in our respective rooms- "Sisters by chance, friends by choice." I think about this often, and how lucky we are to have had each other through all of it, through all the stages and chapters of our lives. And how lucky we are to have that one person who knows exactly what it was like to grow up the way we did in that small town, in that yellow house in the middle of the woods, to share all of the funny and silly memories no one else would ever get, to belly laugh over things only the other would understand. And so on Tuesday when Hank and I find out what this next baby is, although news of a girl would be so amazing, it would be just as wonderful to know that Henry will grow up with a brother. There's just something special about that kind of brother-brother or sister-sister relationship, either in the ones we find in our family, or the friends that feel that way.

xoxo

12 comments:

  1. Loving these flashbacks and yes, siblings (esp sisters - i have 2 of them!) are def the best!!!

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  2. Danielle, this post made my whole morning. There is something so special about a sister bond. I especially loved this part, "And how lucky we are to have that one person who knows exactly what it was like to grow up the way we did in that small town, in that yellow house in the middle of the woods, to share all of the funny and silly memories no one else would ever get, to belly laugh over things only the other would understand." Because, this is EXACTLY how I feel about my sister. Only we have those memories of growing up together, only we have the exact same family and childhood stories and I cherish that. Love love this post! Have a great weekend!

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  3. This made me tear up a little. I'm an only child and growing up was lonely. When I had two girls, I was so happy that my children will always have someone to be there for them. I worried that they wouldn't get along. But now, seeing other sisters love each other, just reassures me that sisters do become best friends.

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  4. I agree with Katie up there ^ about the part where you mention that only your sister knows how you grew up, what your childhood was like, etc. It's so nice to share that bond with someone! I don't know what I'd do without my sister. I hope that if my husband & I have kids one day, they will be just as close.

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  5. So sweet. Every girl needs a friend like this in her life.

    Memoirs & Mochas

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  6. so sweet! absolutely gorgeous photos of you and your sister to boot! :)

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  8. This is so sweet! Almost made me cry thinking about my own little sister and the friendship we've developed. Good luck on your big day! Crossing my fingers that your baby is healthy, regardless of the gender. (I can't decide which would be cuter!)

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  10. I wouldn't trade my bond with my sisters for the world! It's so special to have that relationship and that friendship and be blood all at the same time. :)

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  11. so sweet, you guys are pretty :).

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  12. Sisters are such a blessings! Such a sweet relationship you ladies have!

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