I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at – Maya Angelou
It’s a relationship that we seldom benchmark or look back on. We didn’t have the choice to choose it or to not. We didn’t have much time to prepare for it. And, when it happened, it was there forever. Binding us till the end.
We are what our parents say we are:
We are sisters.
We share mom and dad. We share the same grandparents; we share the same cousins; we share the same aunts; we share the same uncles; we share the same smile; we share the same laugh; and at one point in time, we even shared the same toys.
We also share the same past.
This shared childhood is what roots us to the same ground.
It’s a unique relationship.
Yet, we take its growth and evolution for granted. After all we are just sisters.
But, is this the only truth? Is this the only fact about us?
When I look back at what was then to what is now.
No, it isn’t.
We may have shared the same past, but our present and future is different.
It was a choice we made that changed us. We decided we would work hard to continue to share.
Today, our parents still call us sisters.
But I beg to differ, we are more than that…
We are best friends.