Most of you know that I have been at our home at Edisto for the past week. I told my boys that all I wanted from them was for them to: get along, not tattle, and not whine. In addition to doing that (they really did!), Sumter and Jackson asked if they could ride their bikes to the Piggly Wiggly. Those sneaky boys returned with these for me!
The inside of the card reads, "Just open your arms for a BIG hug!"
But the best birthday present was my sister and her family arriving for a long weekend with us. AS and I don't get to spend much time together. The demands of family (my two boys and her two girls) and the fact that we don't live in the same town anymore certainly affect both the quality and quantity. So I was ecstatic when I saw their car turn in the driveway. I knew we were going to have a wonderful time together relaxing and laughing on the beach, just the two of us (oh, and our two husbands and four children...).
Of course we have had ebbs and flows in our relationship as sisters. Haven't we all? At some times we have been closer than at others. But I do believe that the older we get the closer we have become... and that in and of itself makes growing older totally worth it!