As of late, I have been stuck on the term “soul sister.” Or, more appropriately to my pronunciation, “Soul Sista.” (It just makes me feel cooler.)
Interestingly enough, we have been challenged by a digital soul sista Jen over at Finding Heaven Today with Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood to share on our blog what “sisterhood” means to us… So for all my gal readers, get ready to have some fun! (And for all my dude readers… buckle up for an inside look at what sisterhood is all about… take some notes. You might learn something productive and be able to impress that lady in your life with new info later. Just sayin’.)
Ready? Here… We…. GO!
Sisterhood is… a bond that can’t be broken– by miles, life circumstances, or time.
Sisterhood is… the inside jokes that years later still make you belly laugh so hard you cry.
Sisterhood is… understanding that biological relationship has nothing to do with your bond.
Sisterhood is… an automatic and continual chain of support, love and prayer.
Sisterhood is… the permission to always send random text messages no matter what time of day, including things like “BAH, HORMONES!” or “I need chocolate.”
Sisterhood is… grace given when undeserved.
Sisterhood is… knowing that sometimes all you can do is offer a hug and a prayer… and that’s ok.
Sisterhood is… staying up til all hours of the night in “comfy clothes” eating an entire bag of Dove Chocolates together– then providing justification to each other on why consuming the entire bag was necessary.
Sisterhood is… rejoicing together, mourning together, hoping together, praying together.
Sisterhood is… the mutual agreement of cashing in your “crazy woman cards” to one another every few months… and knowing that after a little while of sobbing, snotting, stomping and tearing up a box of Kleenex that you are prepared to do the same in a few months when it’s her turn.
Sisterhood is… sharing those loving words of Jesus-based encouragement at the exact moment they are needed.
Sisterhood is… “girl dates” of epic proportions– from self-pampering, to quiet coffee dates, to rolling down the windows, cranking up the radio and singing at the top of your lungs.
Sisterhood is… laughing off the ridiculous life decisions you make in a moments notice: The idea to dye your hair ridiculous blonde senior year of high school… when you got a tattoo on your foot… or the time you decided to go camping in a pasture with minimal supplies…
Sisterhood is… a true blessing from God that reflects His love in ways we can never fully comprehend.
These are just some thoughts on what sisterhood means to me… Can you relate to any of them? What does sisterhood mean to you? Why is it special? What are your fondest memories with your soul sistas? I would love to hear all about it– leave a comment below!
Today, I’m thankful for all of my “Soul sistas” out there who have walked with me in previous seasons of life and into the current moment. You come in all forms, from real life to digital and even some in between. Just wanted to say thank you and I love you…
Fist pound to my soul sistas,
“Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” ~Proverbs 27:9