Visiting my Sister

United States
May 15, 2009 1:53pm CST
My sister lives a little bit over an hour away from me. We are both very busy, so it makes it hard to see each other. But tonight I am going over to her house! I will be spending the night there so we will probably stay up late talking. We are pretty good at that! I am also excited because I have a gift for her! We dont often give gifts, but I know that she will really like this one. I dug up some Japanese Maple seedlings for her. Her yard has only 1 tree, so they want to plant more. We all love Japanese Maples, so I know that she would like to have some in her yard. I cant wait to see her reaction when she gets the gift! How often do you see your siblings? What is your favorite part about visiting? Do you like to give gifts to your siblings?
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7 responses
• United States
15 May 09
Hi derlila......and yes I do like visiting my family. They all live about 3 hours from me and then I have some who live in other states, but we all manage to get together one time in the summer so we can visit and catch up on news and all. Sadly to say one of my sisters passed over the winter so we are all going to plant some flowers on her grave this summer when we get together. I like taking little gifts to them. They all collect something different so it is fun looking through yard sales and thrift stores for the items that I know they will like adding to their collections. It is good to see family as much as we can. flutterby
• United States
17 May 09
Im sorry to hear that your sister passed away. I cant imagine how hard that must have been. Im glad that you all will be able to do something nice to remember her when you get together. Little gifts are usually the best. They usually mean so much more in the end. It is a gift because you care, not because you have to!
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• United States
17 May 09
Thank you so much derlila. and I agree that little gifts mean alot. Nothing in this life should be a have to but a want to. Don't you think this is true?
• United States
27 May 09
Thank you so much for best response!!! flutterby
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
15 May 09
I don't get to see my sibling that much since we are live in different parts of the country. I would love to visit my sister in NY the last time I saw her was last May. We were able to catch up and reminisce about our childhood. We do time to time skype when we get a chance. As for gifts its usually for birthday and Christmas but I love sending gifts that I know she is going to love. My other brother lives in Massachuettes I don't really remember the last time I saw him, maybe about 4 years. I do have a sister who lives 10 minutes from me but I have disowned her due to her selfish, mean personality. Yes, its a shame but thats life.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
15 May 09
I forgot to add to my message to have a wonderful time visiting with your sister. Take care!
• United States
17 May 09
I cant even imagine my sisters living so far away! I dont get to see them much now, I cant imagine what it is like to be able to see them less than once per year! Its nice to hear that you still keep in contact with your brother and sister. Im sorry to hear that your other sister is so selfish. My husband has a half brother that I have never met - and will never meet because they have all disowned him. So I totally understand that it is sometimes a better option.
• Indonesia
16 May 09
Well, I guess that would be a great and wonderful thing to do. Especially at the weekend like this. You know, it's always interesting to share something with somebody we love. Doesn't matter if we share it with our spouse, parents, siblings or other members of the family. I myself have 2 sisters and 1 brother. We all live far away and we sometimes visit each other. That's what family is for, right? My experience is simple. Gift is great but the greatest gift ever is our presence. It means giving gifts is a good thing to do, but bringing no gifts at all when visiting won't create troubles. I'm 100% sure about it. Of course we can do many things like having a chit-chat, gardening, cooking, going shopping or any other things like that. My favourite part is cooking and having meal afterward. Of course during the meal we can have a nice and warm chit-chat about simple stuff we have in our everyday life. Don't you think it's nice, guys?
• United States
17 May 09
I agree with you completely that gifts arent necessary! We very rarely give gifts to each other. I was just excited about being able to give this to her, because I knew she would love it! Its great to hear that others have good relationships with their siblings! I hear about bad relationships too often.
@katprice (807)
• United States
15 May 09
I have 2 sisters and I live over an hour away from both of them, which I really hate because I want to be close with my sisters. Also I feel a great responsibility as I am the oldest sibling. I feel like I should be there for them and I feel so guilty that I'm not there as often as I could be. The Japanese Maple will make a great gift for your sis. Good thinking!
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• Hong Kong
29 May 09
I am the oldest sibling in my family too. I live so close to with my sister, we are just neighbours, after I got married 3 years ago and she got married last year, we still have met almost 4 times a week, I don't know whether we will miss each other if somedays we move far apart.
• China
16 May 09
First,good luck for you. I am a young people.I live with my siblings.We often play with each other.We don't often give gifts because we have a little pocket money,but I think it does not affect our emotion.We are very happy.
• United States
17 May 09
Money can definitely make a difference on how many gifts you can give. But a gift doesnt have to cost you anything! The Japanese Maples I got for my sister were free! I just had to dig them out of the ground. Its nice to hear that you get along with your siblings while you live together. My sisters and I often fought when we all lived with our parents!
@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
28 May 09
i envy you because you have a sister. i only got two brothers and i am the youngest of us three siblings. and yes sometimes i could really wish i could have a sister of my own. because its hard to talk to two guys. i couldnt talk problems to them on my life, my love life and others too. its much better to talk to girls stuff to the girls than talking it to the guys. thanks friend.
@enruschew (249)
• Malaysia
16 May 09
I love my sister. sometime,we can talk from the afternoon until midnight. we always share our problem and like to gossip about other people.I miss her so,I've been stay in hostel not didn't meet her for about 2 months. her birthday will be coming soon, and I'll buy her a shirt. I think she'll like it very much!