Margaret Mead, the American cultural anthropologist, once said, “Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” Truer words were never spoken.
Today, Aug. 5, is National Sisters Day when we celebrate the unique bond that only someone with a sister can understand. My two sisters and I, like many, didn’t always see eye to eye when we were young.
There were constant battles over Barbies, who’s turn it was to do the dishes and who borrowed who’s clothes without asking.
Many years, marriages, kids, divorce, our father’s death and our mother’s tenuous health have brought my two sisters and I closer together. We’ve had each other’s backs, cried on each other’s shoulders and laughed until our sides hurt.
My sisters are my best friends and even though we live far apart, we are in contact with each other almost every day either with a text, a picture or a Facebook comment.
If you are lucky enough to have a sister and she lives nearby, you could celebrate this Day by treating her to brunch.