August 2nd is Sister’s Day! Whether it is in the closest of bonds or the farthest of distances between us, our family is some of the closest ties many of us have outside of marriage and children.
This day is to celebrate one of those very bonds, one that has sparked many stories, movies, and songs; the bond of sisterhood. So here’s to you, all the sisters out there that cared for us, helped us, and even helped shape us into who we are today!
Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child. — Barbara Alpert
We think that quote from Barbara Alpert pretty much sums it up, right? If you are lucky enough to have a sister, we are sure you will be able to relate to all of that. After all, sisters share a unique bond, and it is definitely one that should be celebrated, even if it can be difficult at times!
While sisters don’t always agree, they always have each other’s back and they will always be there for one another. Arguments here and there are natural, but that bond shared is something that can never be broken, no matter how difficult times maybe.
If you don’t have a sister in your life biologically, you may have someone who has become a sister to you, and so today is the perfect day to pay tribute to that. There are also a lot of sisters that have not found each other until later in life, as well as half-sisters and stepsisters. Sisters come in many different shapes and forms, and Sisters Day is about celebrating them all!
The history of sisters is something to view back as far as time goes back. A sister was one that you confided in, asked a question to the older ones, guided the younger ones, and we’re there to help them either way during the bad times, and celebrate with them on the good times.
A sister may not be the one born of the same mother or father, but those close enough that they might as well share your blood. In fact, the very idea of sisterhood has been around for many a millennial, with churches, covens, and even groups of traveling pants forming them.
Just kidding, we all know it was a group of teenagers. But still, the idea shows merit and a bond between them that transcends even friendship