As we start this new series on our relationships with our sisters, I want to begin with a foundational truth:

Our sisters are a gift from God. 

Growing up, my parents celebrated each of us girls (they still do :). They were tremendously careful not to play favorites. There was no doubt in my mind that they considered each of us as a precious gift from the Lord. That attitude rolled over into my perspective towards my sisters. Groaning about my little sisters being a nuisance was never an option – never really a thought. They were gifts from God – some girls didn’t have sisters. I had two.

So this weekend, I’m thanking the Lord for the gift of sisters. They are priceless treasures I never want to take for granted! And this perspective, with thankfulness, lays a tremendous foundation for positive sister relationships.

Let’s thank the Lord for our sisters/brothers today!!

Trivia: The three dollies pictured above – officially Mrs. Toddies – are some of my sisters’ and my earliest dolls. Can you guess whose is whose?! :) (I’ll answer in the comments and no, they are not in age order! :)

A Bonus for Moms: One of quiet ways my parents communicated to my sisters and I that we were each unique and prized gifts from God was that each of us had our own baby photo album that Mom was holding for us (she also had a nearly duplicate one for her and Dad – so we had six baby photo albums at our house!). Once we were old enough we could pull ours off the shelf and look at it on our own time. A picture can be worth a thousand words!

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” Psalm 127:3