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Sister to Sister

I can remember growing up wishing that I had a sister. Yes, I had my brother, but there was only so much he could understand as a male. And with us being 7 1/2 years apart, we didn’t have a whole lot in common. When I was really small, I was so desperate to have a sister, I would pretend that Janet Jackson was my sister! Ha! Although I was young, I longed for someone to talk to that could understand me and just be my friend.  Well, unfortunately mom and dad never had any more kids, so that was it. No sisters for me--at least not biologically.

However, over the years, I have come to realize that God had a different plan for me. He brought several sisters into my life at various points to fill that empty spot in my heart. Some were only in my life for a season and others are still very much a part of my life today. And as time has gone on, I have come to appreciate what real sisterhood looks like.

As women and as mothers we often need those "sister" relationships. These are the kind of relationships that are priceless.  They are essential as we journey through motherhood. We need to have someone that we can talk to, that gets us, that listens and encourages us. We need someone that can empathize as well as knock some sense into us when we get a little crazy. We need someone we can be real with. 

There are several ladies who fulfill that role for me today and I am grateful for each and every one of them. One of those ladies is my college roommate and best friend, Crystal. Even though we haven't physically seen each other in years we still are connected as sisters in Christ.  There have been times where I would be so down in the dumps and I just couldn’t seem to get out of the mood I was in. Then out of nowhere, I would get a call or a text and from Crystal. She would often say that God put me on her heart and she felt like she needed to call. And let me tell you, her calls are ALWAYS on time.  Even with our busy schedules, we have tried to keep in touch and make time to talk and pray with each other. Our prayer times are amazing and a true blessing!!  I cherish those moments so much. 

I can't say enough about how valuable it is to have another lady you can talk to and just be free to share your heart with. I encourage you to pray for a relationship like that if you don't already have one. Also, pray that you can have the opportunity to be that "sister friend" for someone else. You never know the impact you could have on a person's life.

 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
Proverbs 27:17 (NLT)

Me and Crystal
with some major academic "bling"!! 

More of my sister friends!! 💓💓


  1. Bree, Thank God for spiritual daughters! God really loves you and me, because he gave me daughters I didn't even have to go through the labor pains ( meaning the physical labor pains). Thank God for (Phil.4:19). Love Always Yourmamma


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