Growing up, I always wanted a sister… someone I could share clothes with, have fun sister sleepovers with, and someone to show me what’s cool. Thanks to my parents for nothing because that didn’t happen at all. Instead I was blessed with an absolutely annoying, sometimes chill, little-big brother. But I never stopped hoping for a sister, in my mind, having a sister would be awesome because she would show me the ropes, I would have someone to talk to, someone to count on, and of course someone to annoy. Oh the joys of having a sister…
A sister does not necessarily have to be blood related. She can be someone you see part of yourself in. A sister is a forever friend, someone that knows you better than you know yourself. When you grow up deprived, and by that I mean ‘sister-less’, seeking the unbreakable sister bond can be rather difficult. There is no set period of time to find that special someone, it’s not written in stone, nor is there a ‘how-to’ book. These sister-ships can blossom when you least expect it… in elementary, high school, college, the gym, or in your professional workplace. But let me tell you, once you have found your “soul sister” you are set for life!
As for me, I found the closest thing to a sister in my long lost cousin. We had previously had communication with each other at a family wedding and again for an Easter holiday many years ago. Unfortunately, that communication was lost for most of our junior high and part of our high school years. Thankfully, we reconnected on Facebook (what would we do without social media!) and from that moment, I could tell we were going to hit it off. At the time, we were both juniors in high school, both cheerleaders, and both super-girly, which was an added bonus!
Between Texas and Arizona (which is where she’s from), we did everything we possibly could to see each other. Our once upon a time all started when she came down to Texas for a beauty pageant of mine. Soon we were spending our senior spring break together, and shortly thereafter our high school grads in 2012. When we are together we are inseparable, and it feels like I’m talking to part of me… a part of me that I didn’t even know existed! The best part of finding your other half is sharing the same interests. For us, we found common ground in music, fashion, boys, and make-up (just to name a few). Yours of course might be drastically different than ours, and that is okay because that’s the beauty of it. No rule book means YOU get to set the ground rules. In the end, hopefully you will find that an unbreakable bond is formed.
Fast forward to today and my sister and I are pretty much inseparable. We live together in Arizona, and we both attend Arizona State University. Don’t get me wrong…. a sisterly bond doesn’t come easy, it takes work, and it’s not always perfect. The secret is to respect each other’s differences and support each other unconditionally.
As for us…shopping is our cardio, cute daddies are our weakness (for he’s the type of man we both want to marry someday), going to the gym is a love-hate relationship, ice cream runs our life, naps are our ultimate fave, and we both cannot wait until the day we become of legal age in the U.S. of A. The big 2-1!
I feel incredibly fortunate to have found my sister, the one I thought I would never have. Together we’re two peas in a pod, a terrific twosome, and the ultimate perfect pair! A bond like ours is something I truly believe every girl should have. Through the ups and downs and through the curve balls which life throws your way, at the end of the day you will be absolutely grateful to have someone to call your very own SISTER. So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t found her already, your soul sister is out there!
To my sister I say, “thank you for always being there for me, and always having something to say (sometimes good, sometimes bad). Cheers to another 21+ years… to us … and to our sisterhood.”
…and to all of you, cheers to your sisterhood!
“Sister’s make the best friends in the world.” –Marilyn Monroe