Monday, October 8, 2012

Sisterhood...Secret of the Wings

When I look at my life, I see how incredibly blessed I am, but there is one thing that I've always felt I missed out on. One thing that I feel I've been "robbed" of. One thing that I often wonder about what it's really like.

And that one thing is having a sister.



In my line of work (Labor and Delivery nurse, for those of you who don't know me), the bond between sisters is never more apparent than when a new mama is being loved on and supported by her sisters. It's amazing...and it makes me wistful for that bond.

That bond that I get to witness forming between my daughters.

BlogHer and Disney provided me with a copy of the new Tinker Bell movie, "The Secret of the Wings" to screen. As it turns out, Belle was sick and home from school on the very day the disc arrived...imagine my delight as we snuggled in to watch a movie about the bond of sisters with my two favorite girls in the whole world.

In the movie, Tink discovers a sister that she never knew she had. They find an immediate bond, find out they were "born of the same laughter", work together to solve a catastrophe, and in the end, the "secret of the wings" heals what was believed to be an "unfixable" problem.

Seriously, an incredibly cute movie.

Belle, her baby sister, and I all snuggled in to watch this movie and they (yes, even the 11 year old!) were immediately captivated by story and Disney's renown gorgeous animation! (PS...fun fact, Ken Paves, he of Jessica Simpson hair?, he was the "stylist" for Tink's sister Periwinkle! Sheesh, even cartoon girls get the star treatment!)

Anyway, the moment was not lost on me as I sat with my girls...sisters. It made me realize that they, MY GIRLS, will have what I've always wanted...that unbreakable bond, that knowing without saying bond, that closer than imaginable bond that sisters have.

That bond that I get a taste of with a few of my closest girlfriends. I consider them my "sisters by choice" and while we don't have that connection of sharing parents, we do have a connection of shared hearts. Of dropping it all to help the other. Of knowing what the other is thinking without having to speak a word.

And for them, I will remain incredibly grateful to even get the tiniest little taste of what it's like to share a sisterly bond.

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27 comments:

  1. I have two sisters. One older and one younger. I have to say, growing up, I did not always appreciate that bond we share. Especially being in the middle. But, as we get into adulthood, it is getting ever stronger and I am loving it!! Thanks so much for this giveaway!! Also, Love Tinkerbell :)

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  2. Just wrote a post about all the fun times sisters have. I should know. I have two :)

    http://mommydiaries-neecole.blogspot.com/2012/10/did-i-ever-tell-you-that-i-am-not-only.html

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  3. What a beautiful post. I don't have blood sisters... but I have two friends that I've known for over 35 years. They count as sisters to me :)

    Labor & Delivery..... hmmmm..... I'm making my blog private in a couple of days, but I might have some questions for you the closer it gets to March :) (my EDD)

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  4. Well, my (blood) sister and I haven't had that special bond. Of course without us really being "close" I always have a feeling that something is up. Or she is hiding something, going through something. With my best friend who I have had since I was 9, we have the same bond. I just know when she needs me. Our sisterhood has got me through many dark days. She knows everything about me. We still talk daily :) Sisterhood blood or by choice is a marvelous and healing thing that I treasure.

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  5. Just tweeted about this post! :)

    https://twitter.com/auntlala25/status/255349975330979840

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  6. I am blessed with two little sisters. But sadly Im 27 and they are 10 and 12. While I love to hang out with them my children are more their prefrence. I often end up more like their other mama instead of a strong sister to be best friends with.

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  7. I like you never had a sister..but I do also have 2 daughters and I now get to see their bond, love and fun they can create as they play make believe together and grow up with a sister!
    I too feel like I missed out, but do love my chosen sister friends - and maybe treated them more like sisters from the get-go..through the good times and bad..than someone who has a sister to argue with on a regular basis!
    We are also planning a Disney trip just for our 2 girls in November..would love to see this cute movie!!
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Erica

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  8. My sisters are everything...my own personal comedians, my 24/7 support system, advice columnists and dear dear friends. I count myself so blessed to have them in my life :)

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  9. I am blessed with an older sister. She has always been a fountain of advice and a wonderful friend. We are now raising our families in different states separated by many hundreds of miles but our bond is still very strong. We talk almost daily about everything. I love having a sister. It saddens me that my daughter has two little brothers and will probably not have a sister.

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  10. Love your post! First of all, I have two sisters. And the bond I have with both. Yeah. Indescribable. It hasn't always been that way, but now I don't know what I would do without them AND we laugh at all the horror we put each other through back in the day. But your post resonates with me so much because I dream of my daughter having a sister and dream that they will be each other's best friends. Sisterhood. So so special!

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  11. I just tweeted about the giveaway :)
    https://twitter.com/mldaigle86/status/255524391377575936

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  12. I don't have "real" sisters but have two amazing friends that are like my sister and we have a awesome bond. My one friend we get told all the time we look alike and have a bond that will never change no matter the distance between us and the other is my fun crazy sister that gets me out of my shell to try new and exciting things. I love them to death, but do wish I had a real sister when I was growing up (Im an only child) to share things with and to have that bond.

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  13. I have two sisters, one full and one half. I only met the half sister three years ago after my dad died and his "secret" was revealed by my mom. I really like her, but it is still really awkward. My full sister and I are 15 years apart, but we are very close. She was my maid of honor and is my daughters Godmother. I lived with her while I attended college.

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  14. What Sisterhood Means to Me, By Lorene
    I believe sisterhood his a bond between two women that compares to no other bond. It can be between a mother & daughter, two good friends, or two coworkers, and of course, two sisters.
    I have not had the blessing of a blood sister, but with my mother, we had a sisterhood like no other. My Momma & I talked every day. We had so much love for each other that my day wasn't complete if I hadn't called her. We were there for each other any time. We had so much fun doing everything we could together. She was an awesome listener, counselor, teacher.
    We saw each other every day, or at least talked on the phone when she went into the hospital, until she left us while in the hospice house. I would stay the night with her every night I could manage. We would talk, hold hands, even in the ending week, when she wasn't responding. The love & support she gave me filled me up so much, now that she's gone, I feel like I'm half empty, missing a big part of me, missing my sister.
    I also have an extremely awesome friend that I wish were was my sister, that has been here for me through all of this. Even before my momma was sick, we have been so close for most of our 21 years, we might as well be sisters!!
    Sorry this is so long! I love your blog!!

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  15. I do have a sister but she was so many years younger than I was that growing up we weren't close....I was a pretty bad sister..:( But now that we are adults and parents we are much closer and I am so grateful for that. I had best friend that was like a sister as well...she and I grew up together and had such an amazing bond...she passed away almost 2 yrs ago and I miss her so...that bond has never been replaced...so cherish it while you have it ladies!! :)

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  16. sisterhood means always having a friend that will carry you through the bad times and party with you in the good times....

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  17. Sisterhood means being there for each other unconditionally

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  18. I was recently reunited with my long lost sister. My mom had her when she was 15 and put her up for adoption, and never wanted to interrupt her life so never pursued trying to find her. My mom passed away in 1995, before she could meet Lisa. I always thought if the connection were going to be made, it would have been made years ago. Imagine my surprise when, a couple years ago, I get an email from a woman claiming to be said sister. On seeing her photo there was no question. We haven't had the opportunity to spend much time together, and I struggle with not knowing how to "be a sister" since I was raised as an only child. But this sister filled a hole that I always knew was there, and a hole that had gotten bigger with the loss of my mom. I never had a sister (or brother) to share memories of my mom with. And though Lisa never knew her, I now have someone to share my mom with. While she can't share those memories, I love being able to tell my mom's stories and help fill the hole in Lisa's life also.

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  19. I was recently reunited with my long lost sister. My mom had her when she was 15 and put her up for adoption, and never wanted to interrupt her life so never pursued trying to find her. My mom passed away in 1995, before she could meet Lisa. I always thought if the connection were going to be made, it would have been made years ago. Imagine my surprise when, a couple years ago, I get an email from a woman claiming to be said sister. On seeing her photo there was no question. We haven't had the opportunity to spend much time together, and I struggle with not knowing how to "be a sister" since I was raised as an only child. But this sister filled a hole that I always knew was there, and a hole that had gotten bigger with the loss of my mom. I never had a sister (or brother) to share memories of my mom with. And though Lisa never knew her, I now have someone to share my mom with. While she can't share those memories, I love being able to tell my mom's stories and help fill the hole in Lisa's life also.

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  20. I don’t have sisters of my own, but I do have twin daughters and I have seen unconditional love in them! That is what sisterhood means to me.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  21. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/260928560963919873
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  22. having someone who loves you no matter what
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  23. Sisterhood is having someone who watches out for you and overlooks all your silly mistakes.

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  24. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/sunnymum/status/263457464773648384

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  25. Sisterhood is the unconditional love and support you are given by your closest female friends or relatives.

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  26. tweet
    https://twitter.com/sleatham1/status/263524799295389696

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  27. I don't have sisters but I always wanted one to share secrets, dreams and accomplishments.

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