I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had people tell us how lucky we are to have each other as sisters. True. And how good we are for each other. Also, true. And how perfect our relationships are. Not true.
We are sisters. Sisters disagree, hurt each other’s feelings, and just plain piss each other off.
That doesn’t make us any less of sisters. And that doesn’t make our relationship and bond any less strong. In fact, how awesome is it when you can speak your truth to another person (right or wrong) and they still love you not matter what?
So I guess what I’m trying to say is that our relationships, and hopefully yours with the ‘sisters’ in your lives, are not based on saying what we think the other wants to hear, or walking on eggshells not to hurt each other’s feelings. Because that’s going to happen from time to time.
It’s about knowing that person has your best interest at heart, is behind you 100% (even if what you’re doing doesn’t make sense to anyone else), and knows you in a way no one else does. It’s about talking through those bumpy times and continuing to move forward together.
There is not a day goes by that I don’t give thanks for my two wonderful sisters. I know that anytime, day or night, I can call them and they would drop everything to be with me if I needed them. Because that has happened, and they were there.
We formed ‘Sisters on Purpose’ not because we are perfect examples or because we have it all figured out. No, quite the opposite. We know we are not perfect, but what we are is committed to fostering and nurturing our relationships through the good times and the bad. And we want to help other women do the same.
Perfect? No. But unbelievably blessed? Absolutely.