I was recently encouraged to revive my blog again.
It has been years since I buried this passion of mine. What shall I write about I have been asking myself ever since I was told “start blogging again”.
Then it came to me, why not write about the people who encouraged me to revive this hobby of mine.
A sister – sister relationship is a special one. She is your safety net of sorts in an otherwise chaotic world. Ideally a friend for life, who is always there for you.
I have one such sister, I thought all these years.
Whom I adore. She is my rock. My go to person in moments of self doubt for courage and also when I need a swift kick in the butt, it is she who I always lean upon.
Someone I felt I could always learn from. For her success with her career, her success as a mother, for her positivism and for her ability to belly laugh at even the smallest of jokes. I looked up to her all through my childhood. Not to forget that I disliked her with a passion at times too 🙂 , but the admiration and love overcame it always.
I thought she was the only one true sister friend for life I had.
Then over the past few years, life has offered me the opportunity to reconnect more closely with a wider circle of some more amazing sisters.
Some connected to me by birth, some just made family by the universe.
Impressive women of courage, mettle and personalities like none others.
The new bride who catalyzed me back into writing again. I admire her capacity to adapt, to have the valor to move on, to have the chutzpah to do what she needs to remain happy. New life, new career, new beginnings in a new city she’s handled it all with ease and grace. On her road to a new role now, I know she will outshine in.
The exceptional sister who battled an illness for years keeping it to herself and achieving such success professionally and personally all that while. Her love, her courage, her determination an outstanding example for her children to learn from, attracting only the best in people and moving those around her to be selfless and kind. I learn from and admire her every day.
The sister sent to us by the universe, always smiling always happy always accepting of every individual around her. Finding joy in a happy colour, a well cooked meal, a movie, or a favourite shirt worn to work, to simply a game night with friends. May I learn to cherish and enjoy the simple pleasure in life like you always do.
The baby spice of the family, the sister who has surpassed all of us academically, traveling to lands afar, making new friends, adjusting to new surroundings, studying and following her passion with admirable fortitude.
The universe in all its wisdom sent me two more sisters, both younger than me in age but far older than me in their wisdom and bravery. One who took on new roles, new lifestyle, new languages purely fueled by her determination. She swam upstream when everyone thought it almost impossible to do so, carving an indelible place for herself in the family as a wife as a daughter as a friend.
The other who in the quiet demeanour that is her signature managed to fit into a new life, affectionately and beautifully she brought about happiness to all around her, beautiful inside and out.
Such are my sisters. Women of spirit from whom I can learn, whom I can admire and from whom I can grow.
Thousands of books and articles may have been written about sisters, rivalries and the bond between sisters. True sisterhood in my opinion is more than just a blood relation, it is women who nurture each other who learn from each other who support each other. Who let us be who we are unapologetically and with no pretense.
While there are always exceptions to the rule and all relationships are not utopian in their existence I have been blessed to have this amazing circle of sisters and to them I shall remain ever thankful.
May our sisterhood grow from strength to strength.