I didn’t grow up with sisters. My brothers are AWESOME dudes and I love them! Yet a part of me still always wondered what it would be like to have a sister.
Then, I found all the things to hang on to that were great about not having one. I didn’t have to share my clothes and makeup. There weren’t two hormonal teenage girls in the house simultaneously. And, I found that I kind of enjoyed being the only girl.
However, as life progressed, I found that I didn’t always get along with women very well. Now, I am not blaming that on the fact that I didn’t have sisters – I think there were many reasons for it. But not knowing how to relate with a girl, live with a girl for years at a time didn’t really help me a whole lot in that area.
Only recently, I have found myself wanting to make closer female friends. God has placed that desire in my heart (and I’m only 47!). Decades ago I figured out how to get along with women, but I still found I couldn’t be close to very many of them. The relationships were just topical, you know? I didn’t know where to start. But God paved the way and it’s just….happened.
Well, I have a couple of women in my life now that I am getting closer and closer to, and I am blessed in new ways by these deeper friendships than I ever thought possible! Truly, these women are my sisters and I am so very grateful for them. What a blessing from the Lord!
One of these very special women is my dear Heather. I have mentioned her before, and I will definitely mention her again. She has enriched my life so very, very much!
I truly feel like God cut us from the same cloth. I always joke that we were supposed to be twins, but God put us in different places for some special reason. We aren’t really twins, but we are very, very similar in heart!
I love my new sister, Heather. You will love her too. Please go check out her blog and facebook page and see how wonderful she is. Maybe you will get to know her the way I am getting to. If so, I have been a small part of making your life better and that makes me smile!
That Heather – that sister of mine? She is amazing. Here’s a link to get you started on your journey of knowing her better:
Happy Valentines Day to my dear Sister, Heather. May you know how very much you bless me just by being the beautiful child of God and sister that you are! I thank God for you. You make me know more and more each day of what it is to love like Jesus loves. You help me to feel loved the way that Jesus loves me. I am so glad we get to do this life, and the eternal one together with Jesus!
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17
God made different species, male/female, et al for a reason. Glad your need have awakened.
My heart melts. Dripping. Right into His arms as I read and reread and reread this melodious outpouring of your heart. I love you like the sister I never had. That same one you were looking for, Annie.
Love in Christ, right inside His heart,
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I came here from Heather’s blog. What a lovely tribute to your friendship with Heather! Friendships like this bless us so deeply. Because there is the strong bond of faith, it takes the friendship above and beyond.
Like you, I have a friend who is like a sister to me and, like you, she was an only child.
She wrote this amazing post of our friendship and, like Heather with yours, I was so blessed and touched by it.
See it here – http://maturing.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/celebrating-28-years-of-friendship/
God bless you Annie. Looking forward to more of your posts.