|Posted by cookie.cooks777 on July 12, 2013 at 4:25 PM|
I just got back from a 10-day visit with my sister in Alabama. It was so wonderful. We didn't do a lot of activities but we spent quality time together. As children, we were never "close." As we've aged, we have learned to appreciate and value one another. Appreciate and value seems synonomous but they are very different. We've grown to appreciate each other for things we do and say that enhance each other's lives. We are showing progress in valuing each other by permitting each to exist without judgment or criticism, If I was sad or happy about something, my sister shared the emotion and vice versa. Many find this level of acceptance easier to give to strangers because for some reason, we want our children and relatives to be perfect in our eyes. "In our eyes" is the key phrase. In these few days our actions show we are growing forward. We will feast on our precious memories until we meet again.