Saturday, March 11, 2017

Love Notes SOL #11

Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for hosting the March Slice of Life Challenge.  And thank you to Ruth Ayres for hosting Celebration Saturday.


Today was the day that all of our belongings got packed up and put into storage. We have the bare necessities with us at our apartment.

A and D are sad that we are leaving this house.  A says it's the first place she's been happy.  We try to impress upon her that it isn't the house, but the people in the house that make the difference.  But, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt.  I believe our home has been a refuge for her.

As I glanced through each of the bedrooms tonight, my breath caught in my throat when I looked behind A's door.


Curled up and barely sticking to the door was this little love note D had written to her sister shortly after they moved in.  It has been stuck to A's door for the last 5 months.  These two girls have been through so much and sometimes they've only had each other to rely on.  

Tonight I celebrate safe havens and the strong bond between siblings who can depend on each other when there is no one else to depend on.   And I celebrate little love notes, quickly scribbled on a sticky note and left as a reminder that no matter what, a sister's love is always there.  

11 comments:

  1. Wonderful celebration slice. Leaving a house can be so hard... full of bittersweet!

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  2. Beautiful! And yes, a sister's love IS always there. ~JudyK

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  3. That is lovely! It can be hard to move out of a house when so much has happened in it

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  4. This is a lovely post, Julie. Your wisdom shared with the girls is comforting to me. I hope it was to A and D. Best wishes to all of you.

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  5. This is such a heartwarming story. Thank goodness they have each other and you!

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  6. So beautiful. You will make any place a home for all of you. So sweet. Wishing you the best in your new home.

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  7. So sweet - the writing of young children is priceless.

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  8. So sweet and your last few sentences brought tears to my eyes.

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  9. Celebrating little love notes and the love between two sisters. Are you moving? Or just remodeling?

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