I have 2 younger sisters and we are very close. Well, we are close relationally and emotionally. Sadly, we all live in different corners of the country so we don't get to spend nearly as much time together as we'd like. This is something we all really feel. However, there is something that happens as a result of my blood sisters not living close and that is the many other sisters I've met whoever we have lived.
Those sisters also share many things that only a sister can. We laugh till we cry. We cry with each other over very hard parenting choices. We rejoice with exciting news that can't be held in. We have sleepovers and they even help me wax my armpits when my blood sisters aren't around to do it.
Sisters are more than just close girlfriends. They are more than a shoulder to lean on. They are someone who is part of my family, who shares life beyond just moments we spend together. My sisters are part of the same family. Sometimes it's blood relations. Sometimes it's through marriage. And sometimes it's through the same heavenly father. I have some sisters literally around the world and for them I'm blessed!
This weekend I'm so excited to be spending a time of retreat with some of those sisters. I'm with my sister-in-law and her sister (who I happen to consider as sisters from many years of history we've shared). As we've laughed and been crazy and silly and even shared struggles I'm reminded again of the gift of sisterhood.
Andrea and Jen, I love you girls to pieces! Karen and Liz, I'm so glad we get to be sisters even if we didn't grow up together. And to my other sisters out there, you hold a special piece of my heart and I look forward to the day we all can spend eternity together in one place as sisters with our heavenly Father. Until then, I can't wait until our next adventure and chance to share life.