According to Merriam-Webster the definition of a sister is “a girl or woman who has one or both of the same parents as you.” While this definition is 100% true, there is so much more to a sister than that.
My sister Ellen, was born when I was six years old. She was my first baby and helped me to hone my mommy skills. She has seen me at my worst and my best, she has danced and cried with me, she has supported me and set me in my place, she has been my world and far out of reach. The love I have for her is beyond any love besides that of my husband and children. With our six year age gap she has lived through many of my life events and whether or not she likes it, I “advise” her on many of her life events. The bond my sister and I share is one of my most treasured and unexplainable relationships.
Even though my daughters are only 13 months apart, I already can feel their bond forming. Elli is very much the leader even though she is younger than Syd; her personality is much more assertive and in charge. Syd is very cautious, however, since Elli was born she has come out of her shell a bit. If Elli does something, Syd is sure to follow. They play off of each other…if one is wild and crazy, the other one closely follows, if one is relaxed and interested in reading books or coloring, so is the other. They complement each other; where one is lacking, the other makes up for it. It’s like the perfect combination of people.
Sisterhood is hard, I’m not saying it’s all butterflies and roses. My sister and I have dealt with our fair share of jealousy and not really liking each other but as adults our bond is one I couldn’t live without. I hope my girls treasure each other enough to work through the kinks of their relationship and know how important their bond is and no matter who comes in and out of their lives they will always have each other.