According to Merriam-Webster.com, sisterhood is the solidarity of women based on shared conditions, experiences, or concerns. Putting the definition in our own words, we express what sisterhood means to us below.
- Debbie’s Point of View: Sisterhood is a flourishing relationship between real sisters or it’s when women come together and develop a closeness to where they share an unbreakable bond. It can be two women or a group of women.
As I think about the question, I can’t help think about my childhood. When I was young, I would have died to have a sister. I was an only girl with three brothers, and always felt shorted since all my friends and cousins had sisters; everybody, except me. I even questioned God. I could never understand why I didn’t have a sister. As I grew older, I developed some friendships, and over the years, we have moved on with our lives, separately. The thing that bothered me the most, I questioned if I was more of a friend to them than they were to me. I felt that way because I initiated all the calls, so it made me question their friendships. I didn’t understand why our relationships were so one-sided. Then, I realized a saying by an unknown author is true: Some people come into your life for a reason, some for a season and some for a lifetime. With that thought, I realized two friends from my childhood are for keeps, and our bond is unbreakable. In addition, in place of my former friends who moved on, my two daughters have become a part of my sisterhood, of which, I truly cherish.
What I know for sure as we get older is that new bonds and relationships are developed; and that’s what I found in Rhonda and Nadine. We met in church, worked on the church newsletter, and after years, have taken our sisterhood to the next level. We call it a divine intervention that brought us together to start this blog. With that said, I’m looking forward to a long, engaging, and loving bond with my sisters, Rhonda and Nadine, as we move into the next phase of our life in business, friendship, and sisterhood.
Just as I plan continued growth with them, I hope you as our readers can feel our passion, love and excitement, and chose to bond with us. Join in this sisterhood by subscribing to our blog. “Hand in hand, moment by moment, and heart to heart, let’s make this sisterhood great!”
- Rhonda’s Point of View: Sisterhood is a powerful relationship among women. It does not matter if you have biological sisters or women you consider to be sisters, the relationship is like no other — extraordinary.
I have many sisters in my life, two are biological, the others are cousins and friends I’ve met along the way. Each has impacted my life with their presence and knowledge. For example, a high school classmate and I reconnected over 26 years ago after I purchased the house next door to her sister. We were not close in high school but the paths of our lives were similar, even though there were some differences. Those experiences allowed us to help one another. For instance, she taught me it’s never wrong to be who I am, and to not be ashamed of being myself. Her insight really opened my eyes and boosted my confidence. On the other hand, my lessons to her were to take a chance, and to trust a woman (me) who was not her birth sister. In doing so, we could be a true blessing to each other. We were both grateful to have learned these lessons. With that being said, I now consider her “my sister from another mother.”
However, I usually gravitate towards my biological sisters to bond in situations related to family that I would not normally discuss with anyone. And at other times, I bond with my friends as it relates to socializing and sharing ideas about specific topics. Doing so, does not diminish my individual relationships, but gives me the opportunity to have a special bond unique to each sister. I like this because it allows me and that sister to develop a togetherness that no one can sever.
Oftentimes, each of us need someone to share a conversation, listen to our concerns, seek guidance, laugh with, and yes, even a shoulder to cry on. We understand, and that’s why we want to be here for you.
As Debbie has suggested, we hope you will discern our heart’s desire to bond with us and all the “sisters” in your life. Join us as we connect and share in the building of sisterhoods by subscribing to our blog.
- Nadine’s Point of View: At the time of this writing, Nadine was unavailable to write her full point of view. However, she did want us to state when she thinks of sisterhood, there are a few words that come to mind: togetherness, a bond, partners, family, like-minded, support, love, community and fellowship, just to name a few. She also included that sisterhood is a lifeline.
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What are 3 examples of how sisterhood experiences helped or inspired you?