national siblings day

4.10.2017

National Siblings Day Letterboard from Heidi Swapp by Jamie Pate  |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Celebrating National Siblings Day.

And of course I must have the Heidi Swapp Letterboard celebrating right a long with the day.

National Siblings Day Letterboard from Heidi Swapp by Jamie Pate  |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The Letterboard dressed up with these Gold Icons makes a really beautiful impact. I mean, no one walks in without seeing that board and they all comment. Letterboard is just an absolutely pretty way to dress up a space and say all the things.

National Siblings Day Letterboard from Heidi Swapp by Jamie Pate  |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

I adore that quote, "We are more than sisters, we are friends". Because it's the truth. I only have one sibling. And she's my sister. We are almost 5 years apart. So there was a time of drift when our friends were different. When our interests were different. When I was married before she had even graduated high school. Those sorts of situations can cause a drift unless there is intentionality involved. And at that point in time, there was not.

National Siblings Day Letterboard from Heidi Swapp by Jamie Pate  |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

But now, in the season of life we find ourselves, so much more merges together. Kids similar ages going through similar stuff. Similar interests like hiking and camping and traveling. Similar passions for faith and growth and becoming the best persons we can possibly be. All the things that did not exist as adolescents.

National Siblings Day Letterboard from Heidi Swapp by Jamie Pate  |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

My sister cracks me up. She is the more whimsical, happier, light-hearted of us two. But don't get me wrong, she's been to hell and back with the health of her husband that was painfully hopeless just a few years back. I never regret living so close to her and being able to hold her hand during that horrible season of life.

National Siblings Day Letterboard from Heidi Swapp by Jamie Pate  |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

One of my favorite parts of this little vignette are these photos I dug up. A few of my favorites from the 70's and 80's. This of course led to discovering more photo gems that, more than likely, will be found in a story on paper soon. These photos mean so much to me. To look at us then...carefree and happy and kissed by the sun. To now. Grown women with full-fledged families of our own navigating the unknowns of life with faith, prayer and sometimes even a beer.

National Siblings Day Letterboard from Heidi Swapp by Jamie Pate  |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp


I will have a hard time taking this little shrine down. But Easter is coming so I know I will have to very soon. In the meantime, I shall enjoy these youthful images of a time gone down and the commonalities that make up my sister and I.

supplies: Heidi Swapp Letterboard CollectionLetterboard Frame LargeAlpha 1-inch BlackAlpha 2-inch GoldAlpha 1/2-inch BlackCelebrate Word SetArrow Icons.
Mini Lightbox CollectionMini LightboxArrow Word StripsAlpha Bold Black.
Gold Display Stand.

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