Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Three Unclaimed Treasures

... or so we jokingly called ourselves, our single sisterhood. But now, day after tomorrow, our sister Elizabeth (center) will be officially married and then moving 42 hours away (3 days straight driving). We've always been very close and already it's been so hard for Anne-Marie and I to be losing our best friend. But we know that this is what God wants for her and we're SO HAPPY for her...it's just hard, you know...having her go so far, into a new chapter of life that we can't follow. Most things will always be the same, but yet...many things change. And as much as I love all the new stages and seasons of life, change is always bittersweet for me and I think, always will be.

I can't believe how fast life has gone by...it seems like only weeks ago when Lizzy and I were little, making mud pie potatoes with smatterings of sawdust "cheese" dusted on top...and then onto other things more important than mud pies, like making supper together, or making miniature dollhouse furnishing together...and then late night talks and giggles, pedicures and manicures...friends and picnics...girl movie nights...and now...she's going to be someone's wife! James, my to-be brother-in-law, sure has a treasure (and she has one in return!) and I'm so happy for them and their new happily-ever-after life God has for them. He has been so good to bring the perfect, pure match for both of them. They're so in love...

...And so, with lots of tears and big hugs, I'll be saying goodbye to her this weekend...but just till next time I see her, when she'll be a Mrs. :) I'm thankful that we are able to attend her 2nd reception which will be by her new home, that will help us adjust...knowing we can see her again, not too soon after the wedding this Saturday. Next post will definitely be non-raw/health related and I'll post a few wedding pics.

I wuv you, Rabby! (my nickname for Lizzy) I'm so happy for you and what God has brought for you!

7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Thanks sweetie....I'll miss you so much...so thankful for such an amazing sister as you! Love ya Cassey! -Rabby :)

Paulina said...

Charissa, I'm so happy to hear that your sister has found an amazing guy that she's so in love with :) But it must be so hard for you to let her leave. I envy your closeness with your sisters! I wish it were like that with me because unfortunately, my sister and I have drifted aways from each other so much that we rarely if ever talk anymore. I wish your sister a happy marriage!

HiHoRosie said...

You're so sweet! What wonderful things to say to your sister and I see she loves you so much too. Happy wishes to your sister and husband to be and also all the best to you as you adjust. Having my sister live 50 miles away is too far that I can't imagine 42 hours!!! Enjoy the weekend/wedding and time you'll all spend together.

jessica said...

I don't even know you Charissa, but reading this post certainly touched me. So sweet. All the best to all of you. I actually got misty.
~jessica

Kristen's Raw said...

What lovely memories you have :) That's so great.

Cheers,
Kristen

rawleen said...

Oh! I never had a sister but I can imagine it has to be the best thing in the world. I do have two daughters who will hopefully be sharing in this wonderful bond.

Isle Dance said...

What a beautiful post. Sniff. :o)