Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful today that my sister is here for a visit. Although we talk on the phone almost every day, I haven't seen her in a year. In this picture I am about 7 and my sister is 4. There is something special about a sister. She grows up with the same experiences and values as you do. She gets your jokes. She remembers you when you were young and energetic and optimistic about life. We have been through a lot together and I love her more than anything.

While she is here we probably won't go anywhere. We will sit around and talk and laugh, maybe go for a walk. To anyone looking on it might seem like a boring time, but it won't be to us. We will enjoy every precious minute spent together. It will be wonderful!!

Here are the others joining in on Thankful Thursday. Hope you have time to visit them. It helps me be more thankful when I hear what others are thankful for.


Since my sister is here I won't be posting for a few days.
So I am thankful for my sister and that she has come to visit. What are you thankful for today?

Rhondi xo

If you want to join us today or I missed listing you for thankful Thursday, please let me know and I'll add you to the list right away.


  1. Oh yes I want to be included on the Thankful Thursday line-up.
    That is some picture of you and your sister. It may me smile looking at it.
    I am spending Friday night and Saturday with my sister also. She and I will both be at my mom's. I'm looking forward to it. there is nothing like having a sister who loves you.

  2. Hello!

    I found you on Sheila's blog...nice to meet you! Great picture of you and your sis! I hope to particpate in Thankful Thursday next week...I had already published my post for today, so I'm going to miss it this week. Enjoy your time with your sister!

  3. Have a great time with your sister. I am so thankful for my sister, too. She lives far away, and we only see each other once a year, but we keep in touch by phone, and more often, by email.

  4. Look how precious, Rhondi! You two are so cute in your matching shirts and hats! I love old photos like that.

    I have sisters and nieces (also godchildren), and I'm thankful for them and for the friends who are like sisters in my life. I adore them all, and that's what I'm thankful for this Thankful Thursday. I'm also thankful for new friends like you who host us on a beautiful Thankful Thursday like today!


    Sheila :-)

  5. Hi Rhondi,
    Yes, sisters are wonderful. Enjoy your time. I too put up a Thankful Thursday post.

  6. What a priceless picture of you and your sister. And I don't think what you planned sounds boring at all. I never had a sister, but if I had been so blessed and we were going to visit together after time spent apart, I can think of nothing more lovely than catching up, and chatting and laughing the hours away together. Perhaps also pulling out old photo albums and reminiscing.

  7. Rhondi, I am so happy for you and your sister to have some time together. Having four sisters I so understand your connection to each other. I love your photo. It is a treasure to have those reminders of the fun times when you were that age.

    Right now I am going with my sister, my backyard neighbor, to get our hair cut. We'll have lunch and shop etc. I value my time with my sisters so much.

    Blessings to you and your sister as you share precious time together this week.


  8. What an adorable photo!! Have a wonderful visit with your sister.

  9. Hi Rhondi, Enjoy your wonderful visit! Sisters are very you said. They grew up right along with us and there is a bond that only sisters can have. To think, God made it that way on wonderful. I think I'm going to go call my sister right now!

  10. Have a wonderful time with your sister. I know I love mine. We just got back from Florida.

  11. Oh... you forgot to add me again to Thankful Thursday....
    I LOVE wht you are thnkful for, and your picture of you and your sister is precious !!

  12. My sister is three years younger too and we talk almost every day,(on the phone). When we see eacn other I'm also content to sit and talk, and just be together!

    I'm so thankful for her.

    Kathy b

  13. Hi Rhondi,
    Enjoyed reading your post today, I have a very special relationship with my older sister. We love getting together and chatting about old times and what is presently going on. Enjoy your visit with your sister.


  14. You are so lucky to have a great relationship with your sister. Enjoy every minute with her. Mimi

  15. Beautiful post Rhondi! I have a sister that I love very much as well. We have always been very close. When I lived in the same country we used to speak on the telephone every single day, but now alas, that I am so far away, we speak only occasionally. I miss our long conversations and I miss her. I have not seen her in over 6 years now.

  16. Hi Rhondi!
    So happy you can have the time with your sister.

  17. That's so nice that you talk to your sister every day! My sister and I talk about once a month.
    It's great that you can sit home and enjoy each other's company without a lot of "entertainment" and running around! My kind of visit!



  18. I do hope you enjoy the time spent with your sister. x

  19. I hope you have a lovely time with your sister, Rhondi. There's something so special about having a sister - I have two and I'm grateful for both of them.
    Yesterday one of my sisters and I took our mother to tea at a new tea room in town - the memories we shared, the laughter - it was a wonderful time, and I'll be you're having just as much fun with your sister.

  20. So nice that you are having some special days with your sister! I love those special times when we get them. Enjoy.

  21. I hope you and your sister are having a wonderful time, and I just know you are. You are so lucky to have each other.

  22. How lucky you are to have your sister!! I miss mine so much. You certainly have a lot to be thankful for! Enjoy every little minute with her!


    PS Love your photo! :)

  23. I am so glad you are getting sister time--how special!

  24. Rhondi, I said I would let you know if I couldn't participate in Thankful Thursday and this coming Thurs. I will be in the hospital with a knee replacement. I hope you you read this message.

    I hope you are having a wonderful time with your sister.


  25. Hi Rhondi...I always wished I had a sister...have yourselves a wonderful time! ;-) Bo

  26. what a cute photo of you and your sister!!

    i am thankful for my family, especially that i still have both my parents in my life!

  27. I have two sisters younger than me and I loved your post about the special love that exists between sisters ........

  28. What a happy time spending a few days with your sister. I understand all you said about her and hope your coming days will add to your memories!

    Hugs ~

  29. Hi Rhondi,
    Sisters are wonderful, and I hope you have a lovely time together. I always enjoy every moment spent with my sister.

    The photo is so cute.


  30. Oh, how wonderful! I just talked to my sister on the phone. We talk almost every day but haven't seen each other in years! I miss her so much! I hope you have a wonderful visit! I love in NC, too and it's COLD here today!


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