Bonnie iSissy1 framed with iSissy2 & 3 in background

My favorite pastimes: Gardening ~ we just moved to an association driven community, so I need to redirect those desires to dig in the dirt. Decorating ~ I love change and rotate my “treasures” regularly. Reading ~ mostly fiction but an occasional non-fiction. Writing ~ our Call Me Sister blog is a wonderful outlet for all the words rolling around in my head!

My passion: Volunteering for the National Kidney Foundation. Our son donated his kidney to his dad. It changed all our lives. I honor them through volunteering.

My relationships: Wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. All these contribute to choices I make regarding my time, resources and energy.

My Call Me Sister “job”:  Chief blogger and writer

I’m Bonnie…

I play older sister to twins – Kathy and Karen. As children, our age difference melted away and we enjoyed putting on plays, pouring over the Sears catalog as though we were fashionistas, sharing friends, and always, always finding laughter.

We have been blessed with a desire to stay connected long after we left our home of origin. We share everyday things; little things and those crushing events that require the strength of loved ones to survive.

My sisters are equally engaged with passion in their lives. Wherever we are, whatever we are doing, though, we have an unspoken, unwritten commitment to staying connected – spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and as often as possible, physically. We treasure our time together, but the in-between times are precious, too. Our desire and technology has given us the opportunity to remain even more connected during those in-between times.

The relationship of sister is what we want to explore with you, our sisters of the heart, connected virtually – oblivious to geography and genealogy. I look forward to getting to know about you through our blog and the comments you share…..

My words to live by: Thank you, God, for this good life ~ and forgive us if we do not love it enough.   Bonnie Smith Bemis