Such devoted sisters~

“I do not believe that…birth makes people sisters and brothers. It makes them siblings. Gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood are conditions people have to work at. It’s a serious matter. You compromise, you give, you take, you stand firm, and you’re relentless…And it is an investment. Sisterhood means if you happen to be in Burma and I happen to be in San Diego and I’m married to someone who is very jealous and you’re married to somebody who is very possessive, if you call me in the middle of the night, I have to come.”

Maya Angelou

S I S T E R S ~ A song I adore!  Dedicated to Tamara Dawn Moslander Ayento!

BTW – I am definitely the Rosemary Clooney (blue eyes/Bing Crosby) of this scenario, and Tami is Vera Ellen (brown eyes/Danny Kaye). ;p

The Preacher’s Wife

My little sister (both little at barely 5 feet AND younger by 6 years), Tami Ayento, is a preacher’s wife.  They recently took a pastorate in the heart of Chicago, so the neighborhood reminds you of the movie by the same name starring Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington (The Preacher’s Wife, 1996).  I think it is cruel and unusual punishment that I got her when I was almost 6 and we shared a room for many years and then suddenly, we both marry and move thousands of miles apart.  She knows my faults, my secrets, the worst of me.  And has yet to disown me.  She is and will always be the sister of my family heritage, and the sister of my heart.

tamis wedding 8-1-87

The Moslander crew at Tami and Gerron’s 1987 wedding. I had already provided 5 of the 7 grandchildren and nieces and nephews for this family. Come on, people!


Also – she just had an anniversary on the first. :)

tamis wedding august 1987

3 thoughts on “Such devoted sisters~

  1. She is little amd sweet… and strong, compassionate, trustworthy, loyal, and loves her family…especially Gerron :)
    Happy Birthday, Tami! I love you, girl.

  2. Loving Gerron is a calling; everyone has one (not a Gerron but a calling) and its good to see her living in hers. Happy Birthday sister- I hope Gerron pops for a big steak dinner, then buys about $10K worth of clothes and shoes and then has ice-cream and cake for the whole neighborhood…and then does something nice “for you too Clark!” :o) Love ya!!

  3. I’m sorry, Jeanie! I didn’t realize that had not replied to this sweet blog 4 years ago when you wrote it! I remember reading it and enjoying the Sisters movie clip … I had not remembered that song. Too cute. Thank you for the honor, my darling big sister! I do love thee … and it is hard to count the ways! ;)

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