In the Summer of 2004, while carrying my first daughter- 2nd child. I received a knock at my door. I glanced through the peephole to find on the other side, my neighbor. We noticed one another around, but had never interacted besides a greeting here or there. She too was expecting her first daughter-1st child. I opened the door and she says to me in the most honest vibration I have ever encountered, "I just need someone to talk to." I noticed immediately how strong and powerful she was in that moment. Without hesitation, I let her in. We became each others safe haven, confidants, resource, we became sisters. Little did we know the behind the scene forces that orchestrated this meeting. I gave birth in September to Dasha that year and she, to Kyrah in April of the following year. 7 months and 7 days apart. So here we were new mothers of baby girls. We continued to support one another in any way we could as our babies grew. We began noticing the connection between the girls. They had a genuine love for one another. They became inseparable, best friends, each others safe haven, confidants, resource, they became...... sisters! As the girls got older, their schedules began to become filled with recitals, classes , family trips, practices and many things that come with growth. We, the mommies, still managed to keep the girls in touch.
Now we are here in 2016, We just celebrated my daughters 12th birthday this passed September 2nd. I asked her, what she wanted for her birthday. She sat still and contemplated. I thought maybe she'd ask for a bike, a massage session, some clothes, a nice dinner party, but instead she simply stated, "All I want is to see Kyrah." Nothing more, nothing less, she wanted her sister. It was such a compelling moment, because there are many moments where I just want my sisters. It's then I began feeling so proud that she gets it. Sisterhood. I was not raised to appreciate and nourish my sisters. Instead my environment taught me to talk and snicker behind her back, judge her, belittle her, spread her business and worst of all I am not her and she is not me. So this moment brings me great joy in recognizing my sisterhood.....As they grow from the womb, to little ones, to young ladies, to grown women, I honor them as my sisters. They have the privilege to take this sisterhood into their adult life and share their story of how they have been best friends since the womb. They will get to share their testimony with their children and keep this story close to their hearts.
So of course we made this reunion, this request happen. Sisterhood is a powerful component that we need so very badly!
I am in complete awe of how beautiful these young ladies have become. Both smart, creative, funny, and loving. I am sure we all have been in a place where we've been asked, what do you want? "All I want is to see [friends name here]." <3
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