Why family is so important – My Sister
Why family is so important to me. There is that saying “you can’t choose your family but you can choose your friends” This is so true. During my teenage years, I wanted a “normal family” It wasn’t until I reached my late teens that I realised that there is no such thing.
I recently wrote about Jasmine on my new post friends make me happy.
I am blessed with friends and have great work colleagues but I know no matter what I have the backing of a great family. Now, obviously, not all family members get on. I have an amazing relationship with my Mum and with my only Daughter, but I want to talk about my relationship with my sister.
Meet my sister
If you haven’t been to my blog before, My sister’s name is Jasmine. We are very different but are ethics and integrity is on par.
Jasmine works in payroll and lives on a farm. She has tea on the go constantly. In fact, over Christmas, I noticed, that in their kitchen, they kept a cast iron boiler on their aga to enable them to have constant hot water.
Even when we go out, we end up finding a place that she can have a decent cuppa!. One of Jasmine’s favourite things to do is to have a high tea. I am not much of a cake type person myself and avoid cream but we always end up in nice places. We both have such appreciation for our surroundings.
Although Jasmine and myself do not share the same fashion trends and are different on so many levels. We both have a taste for nice restaurants and places.
However that being said, My sister is one of my best friends. We have such a strong bond. On average I reckon I speak to Jasmine once a day, if not more!
We have grown up supporting each other through thick and thin. In fact, Jasmine is always supportive of me, her enthusiasm for anything that I do gives me a warm glow.
I actually have 2 sisters, Hannah is my other sister and is just 17 years old so naturally, I am closer to Jasmine.
We have the strangest fallings out. We can argue badly at each other and if you were an outsider looking at us. You would think that any friendship would be damaged forever. Not us, we have had the biggest blow-ups.
We can literally scream at each other down the phone until one of us hangs up, I will shout something along the lines of “your never welcome in my home again” then within 30 minutes she lets herself in to my home, puts the kettle on and turns to me asking if I want a drink! It’s just so cheeky that it’s laughable which is what I do. 5 minutes later were nattering away as nothing has happened.
Jasmine has the kindest heart and is such a grounded person. Over the years, Jasmine has joined my Daughter and myself on many holidays, day trips, meals or just to chill out.
Supporting my career
There is no way I could have been so successful at work without her help. In fact, without her help, I would have really struggled. When my daughter was younger, little things like being stuck on the motorway and not being able to get to the nursery to pick up my Daughter in time involved a call to Jasmine to ask if she could pick up my gorgeous girl.
If my workload was so bad, my sister was kind enough to come round and give a hand with dinner and it was just nice for someone to make a cuppa whilst getting things done. For any single parent mum with a career, it is so nice to have that support.
I definitely do not take my relationship with her for granted. We all work hard but having quality time with family is so important. We have so many stories which we can both laugh at and sometimes cry. I have learned over the years that the work, life balance is so important. Family is so important.
I completely dedicate this blog to my sister, (aka my best friend, supporter)
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Here is a typical day out which shows my Sister and myself bickering. Video in Salcombe