The last post about what makes us beautiful got me thinking. What is it - beyond physical features - that makes us beautiful to other people? And its funny here how what I see as beautiful in someone else may not be something that the other person identifies in herself. That's why it's good we're all here together, so we can give each other sincere, positive feedback, see?
Anyway, that train of thought led to the fact that I've always wished I had sisters. Brothers are great, but I would have loved at least one sister. Someone to confide in, share secrets with, trade clothes with, get advice from or be a mentor to. Well, that never happened, but I feel I've got the next best thing these days: a daughter and two daughter in laws. It might even be as good.
While all of these girls are physically beautiful, they are all just as beautiful inside. And so, when wrinkles, and gray hair, and middle age woes hit, they will still be beautiful: to their children, to their husbands, and to everyone they interact with. And they will be especially beautiful to me - they are the sisters I never had.