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Sisters of Serendipity

Posted on Apr 8, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   9 Comments | Posted in brother · friend · serendipity · sister

ser-en-dip-i-ty: noun
The faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought after. 
Some time ago I crowed about “serendipity” with regard to a book I stumbled across at the library.  A great read, The Intelligencer by Leslie Silbert brought sheer delight. Well, Easter weekend gifted me with another serendipitous find, this time in the form of a friend.

The weekend promised to be entertaining since my 16-year-old daughter and I road-tripped to Virginia to visit my sister, Sophie, and her family.  We blasted our CDs, sang loud, and giggled our way through six hours on the road.  

Joining us for the weekend was my brother’s beloved Meg, a lady I had yet to meet.  I knew she would be something special because she owns my big bro’s heart and because our sis said, “She is the berries!”, which is Sophie-speak for “super terrific”.  Due to all of that I expected to like her.
So where does serendipity come in? Well, I went to Virginia expecting to make a new friend. Returning home with a brand new sister-of-the-heart was not even on my short list of things to do, but serendipity bloomed and her name is Meg. (If I’m honest, her name isn’t Meg, it’s Jerri, but our family is big on nicknames and hers is Meg, so dubbed in reference to something my mama once said.) 
Only rarely does the universe bring into our lives a person who fits our contours with seamless ease.  Truth be told, were my brother to lose his mind and move to Bora Bora to join a cult of dart-playing turtle worshipers, Meg would still be on my speed dial and Sophie would continue to beg for her sausage gravy and biscuits.  We’re a new trio, Sophie, Meg and me–sisters of serendipity, unexpected but treasured.  I am so looking forward to strengthening this bond of friendship.
Ah, Miss Serendipity…I love it when she drops by!
Til next time,
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9 Responses to "Sisters of Serendipity"

  1. Comment by Lynn
    April 8, 2010 at 11:23 pm  

    How nice for all of you.

  2. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    April 8, 2010 at 11:34 pm  

    Yes, very serendipitous. πŸ™‚ Especially since there were no friendship aids (i.e. alcoholic beverages) involved at all. We left the margaritas alone and bonded over coffee. We'll hit the wine next time. LOL

  3. Comment by BECKY
    April 9, 2010 at 1:46 am  

    Hey Lisa! That's cool. I love it when things like that happen! I'm happy for y'all!!

  4. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    April 9, 2010 at 5:16 am  

    Thanks, Becky. Building new friendships is always a positive thing, and it is so nice when it "just happens".

  5. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    April 9, 2010 at 7:47 am  

    Finding a soul sister is one of life's little perks. Happy for you.

  6. Comment by BECKY
    April 9, 2010 at 9:21 am  

    Yeah, it's like us new blogger buddies! We just "found" each other! And Linda O. "found" me when we both happened to be published in the same Chicken Soup book!

  7. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    April 9, 2010 at 12:14 pm  

    Yes, my blogger buddies! Y'all are a product of serendipity, as well. Life does throw good things our way, and the unexpected ones are especially sweet. I really am crazy about you guys! πŸ™‚

  8. Comment by BECKY
    April 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm  

    Awwww, thanks, Lisa! The feeling is definitely mutual! πŸ™‚

  9. Comment by Jillian
    April 16, 2010 at 9:48 pm  

    yay!! I'm very glad you feel this way

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