I can’t stop laughing about this quote. Maris sent it to us early this morning, and it has made my whole day. Mostly because I happen to have thighs like tree trunks so the imagery is especially poignant for me. But also because this concept of sisterhood is something I have been thinking about a lot lately. I have two brothers, so I never experienced what “real” sisters have, but I think I have been blessed more than most because I have so many honorary sisters, or what I like to call my soul sisters.
Urban Dictionary describes the term Soul Sister as “Someone who fully understands you. Like a soulmate, but not someone you want to marry and make babies with. The sister of your soul.” (and obviously Urban Dictionary is the most reliable source for these things). But this is it, I mean really it. Someone who understands you FULLY and most importantly DIFFERENTLY than anyone else. Not necessarily better in every case, but differently than your husband, your boyfriend, your parents, your siblings, etc.
The sister of your soul understands you, loves you, grows with you or allows you to grow without her, encourages you, cries with you, yells at you and listens to you yell. She grabs your babies for you when you get called into work, keeps those babies late when that meeting drags on and traffic is a mess, pours you a giant glass of wine and takes you out dancing when you really need it. Middle of the night texts, early morning texts, random workouts and free weeks of yoga. Scripture, laughs, play dates, lunches, deep talks and hours of ridiculousness. Coffee in the park because the children will not sit still, shots at the bar “just like the good old days”, and the a million takes of the original “selfie” (you and your bff soul sisters taking pictures of yourselves, because that’s the only way your chin looks right. )
These sisters have been through it all with me. Maybe not each of them through every life experience, but each of them has been through every life emotion. I could not even begin to express in words my gratitude for the many soul sisters I have been blessed with in my life. Each of you supports me in different and necessary ways and I could not be more thankful. It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a lot of sisters for me to keep it together on this journey. I hope you all know how much I love you, how much I need you, and how much I try to support you as much as I feel supported by you.
Really nothing sums it up better than my title quote. “Sisters are like fat thighs, they stick together. ”