I have been blessed to experience wonderful sisterhoods throughout my life. For me, that feels like a weird thing to say, especially because I feel like I spend a lot of my time around guys, and even within my family I would say that my older brother probably knows more about me than anyone else. But I’m so thankful for my sisters, and the girls who have come alongside me as sisters.
My flesh-and-blood sisters are so patient and honest with me. They’ll take time out of their days to talk and pray and sometimes even cry, but mostly laugh about our lives and how weird things can get. My “sisters” from college are responsible for some of the biggest changes in me. The four of us open each others minds and encourage each other to think in new ways and appreciate new ideas and experiences. My sisters from Camp are people who I trust completely. We’ve cried and complained about annoying campers, and taken awkward pictures and danced without arms (or without legs) and learned to love through emotional stress.
This weekend, I got to experience a new kind of sister-ness. Our ultimate team is like a family, and I think that our relationships are so much stronger and better partially because we do have girls on the team. It just adds a whole new texture to interactions. I’m always afraid that these girls will join and not be there for the right reasons and just screw everything up (and it has happened) but right now, that’s not the case.
We were in Pittsburgh this weekend and it was the first tournament where we actually took more girls besides me. And it was awesome. We didn’t always feel the need to hang out and stand together or sit together, but we had our moments where we’d give each other the nod and crack up laughing. We got to do things as a group of girls instead of by myself. Hannah and I even talked about how we both avoid trying to form “special” relationships with the guys on the team because that’s not what we’re there for.
At the risk of sounding so “basic,” I am so blessed. These girls come from the same place I do, are trying to achieve the same things I am; it was an awesome moment when I realized that I have two new solid relationships that I can absolutely count on. I’m not the only one rolling my eyes when the guys try to sweet talk each other, or that has to leave the room when someone gets out of the shower, or doesn’t get to hear a joke. We’re all excluded together!
It’s a great feeling, having another person or more people to share things with.