Friday we found out that our next baby is a girl. There was a moment of, "OK
fine, it’s not a boy. We're not going have that perfect little nuclear family", but it was quickly replaced by, "Sweet all our baby stuff
is girlie anyways". Wow sisters. Is there anything more beautiful in life than
the relationship between two sisters? I have a sister. My mom is one of 5
sisters, and now my daughter will have a sister.
Half way through the jungles of Cambodia my mom got malaria. She was very weak, and slowing the group down. My mom knew she was dying. The group told her that they had to abandon her. My auntie told them that her sister deserved to be buried properly. She would care for my mom until she passed away, bury her body, and then try to catch up with the group later. Traveling alone as a woman, she most likely wouldn't have made it back to the group. Regardless, the others left the two sisters.
Miraculously, after a few days in a field, hidden amongst the tall grass, with my auntie by her side, my mom recovered. She gained back her energy. Within days, my mom, and auntie caught up to the group.
I know how truly blessed I am that my sister and I, and my daughters, will never have to go through an experience like that. But it fills me with pride that this example of sisterhood exists in my family.
My mom, and auntie aren't BFF's by any means, but there is a love and respect for your sister that you just can't create with anyone else. I'm really excited that my daughter will get to experience that.