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Celebrating Sisters!

Updated on February 21, 2018
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Sisterhood in Quotes, Loving Words, Photos, and Gifts

Sisters are special. Sisters are friends. They laugh at jokes that no one else really understands. Sisters share memories of smiles and tears. They share the same parents, pets, and silliness. They share the holidays.

Siblings walk together through life, through death, through common bonds and sad farewells. They become aunts and great aunts to each others children and grandchildren. They watch each other grow older, struggle, and succeed.

There is no other relationship in the world quite like the one shared by sisters.

Often we go too long without telling those we love what they mean to us. Time flies, it seems too mushy, or we just forget. We find our own lives cluttered with more 'important' issues, we move away, or we work too hard and become too tired.

My sister and I were raised by our mother and father to honor each other, to enjoy each other, and to be there for each other. We grew up as sisters...and as dear friends. Our parents were good examples, keeping in touch with their own siblings, laughing with them, gathering with them, and supporting them through thick and thin.

I love my sister!

I dedicate this page to my one and only sister: my forever friend.

I wish to acknowledge to the world what a wonderful, caring, loving and self-sacrificing and endearing woman she is. She has always been there for me, in good times, great times, sad times, and devastating times. She is my angel on earth, the silver lining around my clouds, and she is, with no embellishment needed, the very best sister with which one could ever hope to be blessed.

I hope this page is an inspiration to many; that they might grow closer to a sibling, renew a childhood friendship gone astray, or even just take some pictures with a brother, sister, or the whole family.

We are so lucky to have each other.

And to my own Big Sis - I love you now, I love you forever.


A Poem about Sisters

Sisters Poetry

If Sisters Were Flowers, I'd Still Pick You.

I'd Let the Sun Shine So You'd Never Be Blue.

I'd Show the World How Beautifully You Grew,

With Bright Bold Colors and Strength

Through and Through

~Author Unknown

A Sisterly Poll

How Many Sisters Do You Have?

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Sister Quotes and Loving Words about Sisterhood

It's hard to be responsible, adult and sensible all the time. How good it is to have a sister whose heart is as young as your own. ~Pam Brown

Sisters are blossoms in the garden of life. ~Author Unknown

It was nice growing up with someone like you - someone to lean on, someone to count on... someone to tell on! ~Author Unknown

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk. ~Susan Scarf Merrell

The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend. ~Cali Rae Turner

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. ~Isadora James

We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory. ~Evelyn Loeb

Sisterhood is powerful. ~Robin Morgan

Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there. Defending you against all comers. ~Pam Brown

Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring - quite often the hard way. ~Pamela Dugdale

Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Sisterly love is, of all sentiments, the most abstract. Nature does not grant it any functions. ~Ugo Betti

Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other. ~Carol Saline

When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us? ~Pam Brown

How do people make it through life without a sister? ~Sara Corpening

Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart - oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape - of your sister. ~Katherine Mansfield

In thee my soul shall own combined the sister and the friend. ~Catherine Killigrew

If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child. ~Linda Sunshine

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there. ~Amy Li

Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister. ~Alice Walker

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu

There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.

— Mary Montagu

Words about a Sister

She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities.

She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway.

She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark.

She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink.

Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child.

~Barbara Alpert

Another Poll for You!

Don't worry! This poll is totally anonymous!

Sisters can really make each other laugh! Have any of these happened to you while laughing with your sister?

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A sister is little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty

A sister is little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty
A sister is little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty

Friendship Poll Question - Sometimes friends are like sisters.

I love the way women bond in close friendships. Besides my biological sister, I have many friends that are like sisters to me.

Do you have a best friend who seems like a sister?

Poll Question: Do you have a one or more friends that feel like sisters?

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There is no better friend than a sister. And there is no better sister than you.

Poll Question on Sisters

Do you and your sister(s)...

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Odd Stuff that makes my Sister and I Laugh

Memories that crack us up.

Some of these won't make much sense to everyone else, but if you have had a close friendship or relationship with a sibling, you understand!

* "Hysterical Monuments"

* Hamster nest in the couch

* The "Bone" Lady allergy shot nurse (that one also makes us cringe)

* Grandpa hiccuping after eating a hot pepper

* Spilling milk

* The story of Grandpa Ball rolling across Main Street

* "Especially the chocolate!"

* The Banana Lady

* The chicken with his head on backwards

Wise Maya Angelou Quote

I don't believe an accident of birth makes people

sisters or brothers.

It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage.

Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.

~Maya Angelou

© 2009 JJNW

I'd love to hear from you! - Say hi and maybe share a sister story!

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      Egypt 2 years ago

      I love my sister's. I thank God for them and i thank my mom for teaching us to always be nice to each other no matter what. Sisters are forever.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a little sister! (And two brothers!)

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      Loretta Livingstone 5 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      My sister and I live miles apart, but we will always be there for each other. I wrote a humorous poem for her in my latest book (Jumping in the puddles of Life) which more or less says it all.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love your lens, so much homemade love. Happy New Year

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      My youngest sister is marvelous and we speak 2 to 3 times a day sometimes. My older sister less often but all of us are close. Great lens, blessed.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      My sister is one of my closest friends. We live far apart but in our hearts we are very close.

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      JJNW 5 years ago from USA

      @anonymous: Kyra, I am so sorry for your loss of such a very special friend and sister. Many hugs.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My sister aged 24 died, 2 months ago today. I'm 22 and the closeness we shared could and never will be broken. I lost a best friend as well as a sister, somebody who I thought would be there forever. Cruelly taken away from me. Bravely fought cancer for 18months. A guardian angel now, love you more than you ever ever knew.

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      My dearest friend is a sister to me. We bonded over boondockles we each got into so many years ago. It's true - only if you've been there, can you truly understand.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i have 1 sister and about to have 3 im 13 and my sister is 8 we fight some times but we know that we dont mean it when we say some thin mean and stil make up and yes i still get mad at her but we know we love eachother anyway and i hope that when we get older we will count on eachother and not fight any more

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Great lens, blessed!

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      mamabrat lm 5 years ago

      i have one sister who I have a very special bond with and we have a special friend who has been our heart sister for about 20 years. We have two half sisters but we don't know them. I have five daughters including a set of twins and are trying to teach them the value of sisterhood.

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      MimayManalo 5 years ago

      Really inspiring lens, im so grateful i read this.

      Its nice to love your sister and keep a good relationship to her, develop a friendship to her and love her so much, it isn't a one time event! its an ongoing process..moment by moment.


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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i love my sisters and i love this page tooooooooo

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning to enjoy the love once again, my sister is my best about people who are with your through thick and thin...and will get on our case when that's needed too.

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 5 years ago from Washington State

      Sisters are awesome, I don't tell mine that often enough! We need to get together more and have those crack me up laughs like we use to. Thanks for a great reminder lens just how wonderful sisters are!

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      normal lm 5 years ago

      I like fighting with my sister. We always pull each others leg for no reason and I love that.

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      JJNW 5 years ago from USA

      @jethrosas: Lol. Oh wow - men have sisters too! Ha. You can tell I don't have brothers! : ) Thanks so much, kind brother.

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      Great lens, nice topic! Squidlike

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great topic!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love this page for Sisters because I love my sisters.

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      Jethro 5 years ago from Philippines

      This lens is awesome! I love it though I'm a man. I have 3 sisters and we love each other even though we don't show it often. Anyway, great writing. Keep it up!

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      So touching. This lens warms my heart. I can feel your love for your sisterð.

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      This sister love lens is now a member of the award winners plexo at Purple Star Pastiche. Welcome!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      There's nothing like a sister. I'll be sharing a bit of that here soon.

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      joannalynn lm 5 years ago

      High Five! My little sister died unexpectantly three years ago April 13th at 41. Your lens made me cry, but in a good way. She was my very best friend, and a piece of my heart was lost when I lost her, never to be replaced. I woke up this morning, and decided to write a lens about us. It will take time I suspect :). Thank you for such a beautiful tribute to sisters. My sister and I told each other from the time we were in high school "Sisters are Forever".

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      Ayluna 5 years ago

      In my own experience the relationship among sisters is greatly enforced by the way parents threat them..... well I hope my daughters will be friends as you are with your sister.

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      SophiaStar LM 5 years ago

      What a lovely tribute to sisters! I have an older sister as well, loved all the quotes and polls:) there really is something special between sisters!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens tribute to sisters. My sister is such a blessing so I definitely relate! Great lens!

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      tinamahan 5 years ago

      I wasn't blessed with a sister but I'm glad you were!

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      Michelle61 6 years ago

      Just bought sisters forever angels for my little sis! She will absolutely love it! Thanks again for making this happen.

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      Michelle61 6 years ago

      Yaaaaaay!!!!! Thank you for adding the sisters of color! I am so excited about this. You are wonderful!!!

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      JJNW 6 years ago from USA

      @Michelle61: Lovely idea! How fun to have 5 girls in the family. Thanks!

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      Michelle61 6 years ago

      Fantstic lens! I have four sisters, one deceased - but we still talk about "remember when. . ." On your figurines, think you might give thought to finding sisters of color?

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Gosh, I just told a Squidoo friend the other day that she was like my sister!!! And, I am blessed to actually have two sisters ... and lots of nieces!

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      WriterJanis2 6 years ago

      How wonderful that you are so close to your sister.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love my 4 S I S T E R S !!!

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      Islaband 6 years ago

      we're a band and we're sisters, it's ace :D

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 6 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      What a lovely expression of love for your sister! I have two brothers who are much older than me and two sons. I exist in a male dominated world! I wish I had a sister :) Super lens blessed by this Squid Angel as part of the "Back To School Bus Trip"!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Delightfully done and full of sisterly relationship, there's just something about it that is so special. My sister and I are best friends and know we can always count on each other. I love telling how I lost my marbles to a 'big kid' when I was little and my sister found out and won all his marbles.

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Lovely page with so many loving and encouraging words. Congrats on the purple star ;)

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      Gail47 6 years ago

      We've not always been best of friends, but we've had a lot of great moments along the way. I think of her often!

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      Frankie Kangas 6 years ago from California

      Excellent lens. I love my sisters. They are the best. I don't see them as often as I'd like to. I'll have to change that. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      How lovely. I am blessed with 2 sisters but we live so far apart :-(

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Huge congratulations on your purple star.

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      TapIn2U 6 years ago

      Great lens! Having a strong sisterhood bond is something to cherish in your life. Sundae ;-)

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your Purple Star! It's wonderful you have a beautiful relationship with your sister!

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      AgingIntoDisabi 6 years ago

      My sister and I are like oil and water but she's the only one I have. I guess I'll keep her.

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      It is such a blessing -- the relationship you have with your sister. Something to treasure forever. Thank you for sharing the joy.

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      Poison kitty 6 years ago

      Super sister lens! And congratulations on the purple star! I dont have a sister but sometimes i wish i did :(

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      LikinTrikin LM 6 years ago

      My sister and I are very close...this lens reminds me of her. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      very cute lens!

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      moonlitta 6 years ago

      This is a terrific lens! Love it and bless it;)

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      A very thoughtful lens! My sister is my best friend and i think she would love reading this. I think this is an adorable lens. Thank you for making it!

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      Ramona 7 years ago from Arkansas

      Lovely and caring Lens. almost makes me sad Because I don't have a sister nor a brother. I think it is a wonderful thing to dedicate this lens to your sister.

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      MarianaFargasch 7 years ago

      lovely lens! I love both of my sisters!!! :)

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      darciefrench lm 7 years ago

      Lovely tribute to sisters- love the bubblegum theme too -:)

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      allenpaul123 7 years ago

      Excellent work JJNW So I have some interesting sister poems. I hope you will like it.


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      dedolex 7 years ago

      Sisters are really special! Great lens. Obviously first-hand knowledge, from the heart!

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      Annamadagan 7 years ago

      I made one ion my sisters too!:)

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I was blessed to read this lens and thank God for the wonderful relationship you sisters have...what a blessing it is. May you both only grow closer and more in tune with each other. **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What a very sweet and thoughtful lens, I always wondered what it would be like to have a Sister, how nice that would have been. I do have a very special friend and we consider ourselves Sisters, so that is special to us. - Kathy

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      JJNW 8 years ago from USA

      @anonymous: How sweet of you to say that. I am indeed blessed. Thank you.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 8 years ago from Lancaster PA

      I am just about to go visit my sister and her 3 daughters, and my Aunt, who just turned 100!!

      Power to sisters amd Aunts!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This article made me cry. It is so precious. You are well blessed.

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      Love this!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Love the sister quotes :)

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      very sweet! You two are lucky to have each other!