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‘Don’t Forget Your Sisters’

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

Recently I have been thinking a lot about having sisters, and about sibling relationships in general.

I mentioned to someone very dear to me that maybe I have a romantic view about sibbling relationships. I have always thought that your sibblings are your default best friends for life, that sibblings should be there for each other no matter what and that I am allowed to share any worries or concerns regarding any of my sibblings with other sibblings, that there shouldn't be sides, there shouldn't be differences amongst bothers and sisters. And if I tell something to one of my sibblings I expect I am telling it to all of them and they will all be there. And this would be even more special between sisters, but perhaps I am just a dreamer.

I've always loved the story below and I have done all I can to live up to it's advice, so I hope that you will love it as much as I do and that it may help you better your relationship with all the sisters in your life.

I have no idea who the original author might be, but this is too good not to share with anyone else…

Women, we need to lift each other up everyday.

Sisters are all the women in our life.

Would love to read your thoughts on this. Don’t forget to leave a comment.

Disclaimer: I am not the author and as I wrote above I have not ideia who is or I would put a mention or ask for permission. Don't sue me, please!

Don’t Forget Your Sisters

A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter.

‘Don’t forget your Sisters,’ she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. ‘They’ll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need Sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them.’

‘Remember that ‘Sisters’ means ALL the women… your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too. ‘You’ll need other women. Women always do.’

What a funny piece of advice!’ the young woman thought. Haven’t I just gotten married? Haven’t I just joined the couple-world? I’m now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!’

But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact with her Sisters and made more women friends each year As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her Mom really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, Sisters are the mainstays of her life.

After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I’ve learned:


Time passes.

Life happens.

Distance separates.

Children grow up.

Jobs come and go.

Love waxes and wanes.

Men don’t do what they’re supposed to do.

Hearts break.

Parents die.

Colleagues forget favours.

Careers end.


See, the point is...

Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley’s rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the

valley’s end.

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you…Or come in and carry you out.

Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life!

The world wouldn’t be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other.

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