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Nothing Like a Little Sister

Updated on March 23, 2014
Gloria at Christmas time around 1971
Gloria at Christmas time around 1971

I was 3 years old when my little sister was born. She was born in April of 1966 and yes that makes me 46, wow where did all the time go? When my little sister was born she was a beautiful child, cute as a button you might say. Since she was the baby of the family and there were 7 of us, she was as spoiled by my dad as a little girl can get. We didn’t mind we couldn’t blame him. She adored my father and he adored her.

When we got older and I was a teen full of spit and vinegar, she was always trying to hang around me and I didn’t want the little runt around. I feel bad for that now, I didn’t know that she looked up to me; kids don’t know that at that age. If I could do it all again though I would have proudly let her hang out with me wherever I went, since she was pretty good at keeping secrets and still is I might add.

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.

~Marion C. Garretty

We used to stay up at all hours of the night and she would listen to everything I said about my wishes and hopes and dreams. She would hang on every word. No one listens to me like that now, I guess I didn’t appreciate her when I should have.

Now that I think of it I think she must have had the patience of a saint to have to listen to all the boys that I had crushes on and the breakups that I endured. But she was there.

Now that we are older she is still there to go to when I am having a bad day or just need to talk to someone since she seems to understand everything that I have gone through and go through still. She is one of those people that are always there for you when you need them, always has a helping hand and gives great moral support.

You know they say that blood is thicker than water and that is right but it goes even deeper than that, there is an unspoken spiritual awareness between sisters and I think that it’s the same way with all my sisters. My brothers are different at least mine were. I guess in our family our sisters are what keeps our family together and whenever we see one of us trying to unglue themselves, we all latch on to each other and wont let go. That is what makes our sisterhood special and we are therefore forever bonded like that.

My Beautiful Sister Now
My Beautiful Sister Now

Gloria listened to me hours on end singing this song and never complained. This one is for you Gloria

A Poem For My Little Sister

From as far back as I can remember you have always been there

There have been many laughs and unfortunately many tears as well

We have had some fights but not very many

I will always love you

There are guys that come and go

and friends that may stab you in the back

But sisters are different they stick around

Even if you piss them off

You are someone I can count on

Especially when you know I’m wrong

Even when you know I’m right

You are there

I don’t have to tell you when I am sad

You always have a sixth sense about that

You always know when I am mad

That seems to have been a gift

I do love you for always being there when I need you

Even at the most inopportune times

You are my little sister

My blood

My hero

My friend

© 2010 ladyjane1

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    Gloria 7 years ago

    Oh my you actually brought tears to my eyes. That was so beautiful. Thank you sis, you know we've been thru a lot together and I will always be there for you no matter what. Again thank you I loved it. And I love you:)

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Awww thank you :)

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    Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

    Wish I had had a litle sister! Instead, I had a mean big brother. lol

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Ha ha Habee I know what you mean I have two mean brothers to. Thanks for reading.

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    Mary Gaines 7 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

    That was beautiful - she is my little sister too!!! wish I lived closer to both of you. You are both so blessed to be able to hang out together and be there for eachother.....love & miss you - big sis.

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    Sage Williams 7 years ago

    Very beautiful, touching and heartfelt. Sisters are best friends by choice. It's nice to hear that you have a very special bond with yours.

    Sage

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Hey Whidbeywriter thank you for reading my hub about our little sister she is something isn't she. We were kinda snippy yesterday at the hospital with eachother concerning mom but we got through it. I really choked up writing this hub. Bless you sis.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Sage thank you for your nice comments and I do feel blessed having not only a little sister but 3 older sisters as well. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

    Such a sweet hub, ladyjane. I am sooo happy you have a sister. I have several brothers, but hey now I have a sister-in-law and we are close, and I unofficially adopt my younger friends as my little sisters that I never had!

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Hey Ann thanks for your nice comments. My sisters have been through a lot together and I have a special connection with all my sisters and I am so blessed to have them. I hope you get to have a great relationship with your sister-in-law because that can be equally satisfying afterall she is part of your family now. THanks for reading.

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    amillar 7 years ago from Scotland, UK

    My wife has two sisters, and they're all as thick as thieves. It's something I can't understand - but envy a bit.

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    Andrea 7 years ago from Italy

    I have a brother two years younger than me, so I understand pretty well what you're saying. Beautiful hub ladyjane, I love to read your "good feelings" hubs. :)

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Hypnodude thank you I appreciate your comments and for reading my hubs and thanks for the compliment I guess I should stick to my "good feelings" hubs instead of rants aye? Its just people keep pulling me back in lol

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    Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

    Oh my sisters endured me singing that song too. LOL...Poor things, I am the older sister and they still look to me for answers. Nice poem and Hub!

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Thank you Tammy appreciate it,I still love that song

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    Miss Take 7 years ago

    lovely little sisters are special

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    Sa Toya 7 years ago from England

    I loved this. I have a little sister too...though she's bigger than me. I'm 5'4 and she's almost 5'10 I got all the short genes :( lol

    I'm a sucker for family stories and this is right up there with the best.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    thanks Miss Take appreciate you stopping by and the nice comment

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Sa Toya my little sister is taller than me too and I think just about everyone is taller than me lol, thanks for visiting.

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    Tamarii2 7 years ago from NEW YORK

    This hub makes you want a sister.I have 7 brothers.And

    I run a group session involving women.I feel like they are my sisters.Enjoy your journey being a sister.I feel the sister connection.Thanks for responding to one of my questions it lead me to your hubs.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Hello Tamarii2 I am glad that you have the sister connection because theres nothing like it. 7 brothers, wow I only have 2 brothers and they are both older, luckily my sisters and I out numbered my brothers although I love them just the same. Glad you enjoyed my hub and for visiting. Oh and for the Texas question.

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    Nettye 7 years ago

    My little sister and I hated each other growing up. It was just the two of us. But now if one of us needs something the other one is there. We have been through more then anyone needs to ever experience in a life time. But she is there for me and I'm there for her. Most of the time it's just a phone call since we live over 500 miles apart, but if it's something major we go to each other and do what we can for the other one and our mom as well.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Nettye that's great that you are close now with your sisiter sometimes we have to grow up a bit in oerder to get there, thanks for sharing.

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    MFB III 7 years ago from United States

    I had three sister, one older and two younger, and I cherish them all...I wrote a poem about my favorite sister

    that pretty much covers what your hub is about:

    From The Ruts Of A Wagon Train Long Past.

    I took quarters

    in a bunk bed,

    two stories slept

    there comfortably,

    sisterly love

    ensconced above

    and down below...

    just me,

    back when we were

    both wee.

    Sweet dreams were

    wrought there nightly,

    under a huge

    Roy Rogers spread,

    when cowboy

    gear was king,

    and up above you'd

    find the head

    of my Sister draped

    in Barbie pink,

    a current young

    girl thing.

    How often

    Sunday afternoons,

    we'd wile away the day,

    changing bunks

    to covered wagons,

    where as western folk

    we'd play,

    Our horse was

    but a rocker,

    two sheets

    our covered hoop,

    as we traveled

    on vast prairies,

    down their grassy slopes

    we'd swoop.

    It was a very

    special place

    where often

    we would

    both explore,

    a world beyond

    the projects,

    in a time when

    we were poor.

    We traveled on

    as age crept in,

    and set our feet

    to wander,

    that bunk bed's

    in a landfill now,

    but still moves

    me to ponder.

    How rapidly

    life slips away,

    beneath the

    wheels of time,

    and working days

    replace the play,

    back in that

    simpler time.

    Cowboys have faded

    like the sheets,

    that once made

    westerns real,

    though Barbie dolls

    still grace the malls,

    and offer vast appeal.

    But we've both lost

    our childhood days,

    somewhere near

    Donner's pass,

    since age consumed

    the flesh of youth,

    we face a huge impasse.

    Where we can

    never go back home,

    and loathe

    our moving on,

    towards what lies

    over yonder ridge,

    where other souls

    have gone.

    ©-MFB III

    Great Hub lady jane...

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Thank you MFBIII I might say you have a poem for everything, I wish I had that much talent. Thanks for sharing with me about your sisters.

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    GojiJuiceGoodness 7 years ago from Roanoke, Virginia

    This is so beautiful! I never had a sister until my brother married recently; it's wonderful having a sister-in-law! However, through my childhood I was close to my 5 brothers. They were my playmates, best friends, etc. As I have gotten older, I have realized how special it was having siblings I was close to and really loved.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    GojijuiceGoodness thanks for commenting. I don't know if I couldve been able to handle 5 brothers the two that I had were horrid lol. But I love them just the same. Thanks for visiting.

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    Ohma 7 years ago

    Younger sisters everywhere (Like Me being the baby of the family) should salute your efforts.

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    Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

    I'm the baby too, still trying to bridge gaps with displaced family. I feel like we shared a simpler time, I am 48. I too miss those days when we were all under one roof, fighting as siblings do... What I wouldn't give for one more battle of wills, one more chance to not tattle. We would cover for each other, so no one got in trouble, didn't matter who was right or who started it.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Ohma thanks so much for your kind words. Blessings to you.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Fabye thanks for reading this hub. I too wish we could magically be under the same roof again. Its hard as adults being in the same city let alone the same roof, but we try. thanks for your comments.

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    rose56 6 years ago

    Great hub i just loved it

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    ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

    thanks Rose!

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    Micky Dee 6 years ago

    Very beautiful! Your poem reflects a lot of love. Thank you Ladyjane!

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    ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

    Micky Dee thanks for reading and indeed I do love my sister very much. Thanks for commenting. Cheers.

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    MaryAnne09 6 years ago

    Awesome hub about nothing like a little sister!! :-)

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    ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

    Maryanne09 thank you very much. Im glad you enjoyed my hub. Cheers.

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    TheSloneGal 6 years ago

    Nice! I dont have a little sister but my daughter does

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    ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

    TheSloneGal thanks for reading and I hope your daughters have a close relationship. Cheers.

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    emilybee 5 years ago

    Wish I had a big sister, when I was little every Christmas I'd ask my mom for a sister and each year I'd get a doll, her thinking that was what I meant.... Cute hub.

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    ClaireXoxo 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful, made me cry. My older sister left to go back to Tasmania today, and this just makes me feel.......... I don't know. It's beautiful.

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    ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas

    Clair thanks so much for stopping by and Im glad you enjoyed the hub. Cheers.

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    Diana Mendes 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful hub! Sisters are very special. I too have a younger sister & we have a very special bonding. This is an awesome hub ladyjane! A reflection of so much love & bonding between your sister & you. Thanks for sharing.

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