Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sistershipping...


Last night we met together in the quiet and cool of a house filled with only her, I, three dogs, and a cat with blue eyes.
We “sistership”.
Traveling and navigating across the waters and waves of this life.
Daddy God is our ultimate guide and refuge in the storms.
It is good too, to have the encouragement in the kindred friendship that we share.
As we navigate these waters we pour out the struggles, celebrations, and trials in trust.
We do not fear backstabbing, dramatizing, or gossip about what we share.
We are sistershipping.
We bow heads, hold hands, and pray for one another.
Dreams of the future places we hope our ships will sail to, 
dreams of the relationships we hope for, 
and dreams of the musings of our creative minds we share with one another.
We trust,
We pray,
We speak each others love language because we care,
We encourage,
We also learn to speak truth in love,
And desperately long for our sistership to be sailing along as our Daddy God leads.

This is my dear friend Sara Beth.
She is a precious blessing to me,
And thankfully I am also a blessing to she.

This picture was taken in May. It's incredible how much we have both grown and changed since then. Not just in changes such as no more braces or her being a little less fair from spending time under the summer sun. It's also the inner growth and healthy change as our Daddy God grows us and molds us. 
I'm so thankful to know her.
Have you ever "sistershipped" with someone?
Or had a kindred friend such as Anne with an E and Diana shared?

I hope you are having a blessed Wednesday this week.

Blessings,
Sarah



18 comments:

  1. Oh you speak on such a dear topic to me! This year I prayed that Father would bless me with new like-minded friends. He has blessed me indeed. I have never really had this kind of "sistership" with someone before mainly because it was hard for me to be myself. To be ok with being real, sharing my "mess" but with Him all things are possible. He has helped me pursuit authenticity and brought that "kindred spirit" into my life. I am forever grateful!

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  2. P.S. Thank you for your sweet encouraging comment on my blog. I'm thrilled to have found your space here and look forward to browsing more of your words.

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  3. I'm so very happy that you have been blessed with new like minded friends and a "kindred spirit" in your life! It is hard to be open, but so incredible when it is in the midst of a trusting friendship.
    I prayed for a few years to have this sort of friendship. I had wonderful friends in my life during those years, but this friendship is extra special because it is so centered around Him.
    I'm so thankful for it.
    Each time we get together we both leave feeling that our cups are truly running over with refreshment and joy.

    P.S. You're so very welcome! I truly enjoy following and reading your blog. (I'm relatively new to following your blog, but it has all ready been a blessing to me!) Thank you for visiting my blogger abode and I hope you enjoy some of my other writing!

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  4. I love the word sistership. I missed having a sister, but friend just doesn't cut it as the word for what she and I are to each other. Sistership. Perfect.

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  5. a relationship like this is worth gold...and you both look beautiful and happy..smiles

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  6. The world can indeed be a kindred place when we open our hearts...

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  7. nice...having good friends makes life all the more special...and we were not created to try to live it alone so that makes them essential...

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  8. Happygirl- I'm glad you like it! It's become a very dear "word" to me. =)

    Claudia- Thank you very much for your kind words. I treasure the relationship with Sara Beth so very, very much!

    Cathy- Thank you for your comment. =)

    Brian- Thank you for your comment! Yes, that is so very true.

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  9. What a blessing - and love the word "sistership." I have a dear friend I've had for two decades, though we sadly live half-a-country-apart for much of the last decade.

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  10. This is stunning. There is such power in sistershipping.

    Not only do I have the blessing of beautiful, strong Christian women in my life with whom I sistership (my mother, my best friend, and my sister), but also the powerful women of God that I have met in this world of blogging.

    We sistership from afar, not just in our own living rooms.

    You bless. Thank you.

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  11. LOVE IT! I love "sistershipping" :)

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  12. Sistershipping. Yes, I have done this, just didn't know to call it that. :-) I have three girls that have been my best friends since we were in elementary school. We still spend the night once a year (we're 48 yrs old now) and this spring we went to the beach together. They are my spiritual sisters for eternity!

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  13. Sarah - thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet comment.
    I love this post. Just yesterday I got a phone call from my dear friend. It was so good to connect again. She is a friend just as you've described. It is such a blessing to have someone with whom you feel completely safe and at home.
    Beautifully written!

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  14. Amanda- Thank you for your kind comment! I’m glad that you love the word "sistership" too.
    I’m sorry that there is such distance between you two. But, I’m very thankful that in most situations we at least have the modern technology that helps us keep in touch. It’s not the same as in person, but I am very grateful for things like the telephone, “snail” mail, and email to keep up relationships with.

    Rachel- Thank you so very much! I’m thankful for my Momma and sweet sister too. They are such a blessing to me.
    I love that! I’ve never really thought of it that way, but that can be so true about the world of blogging.

    “We sistership from afar, not just in our own living rooms.” –That is a beautiful picture.

    Shannon- Thank you!

    Lisa- How beautiful! I love that the three of you make it a priority to have a time together once a year. It sounds wonderful and special. =)

    Linda- You’re very welcome! I truly enjoy reading your blog. I’m so glad that you have a dear friend and that the two of you were able to reconnect again. Thank you for your comment!

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  15. oh sarah, how lovely to 'meet' you! this was a beautiful ode to friendship. and i love that you referenced anne of green gables -- one of my favorites :) bless you friend. so glad you linked.

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  16. I love your sistership--and you even share a name! "Kindred spirits" is something I always think about--from Anne of Green Gables, of course. And I do have one or two kindred spirit friends-in-real-life, and I think I am finding a few more in the blogosphere! :)

    Thank you for your comment on my blog this week--your sweet words were a real encouragement to me!

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  17. Hello Emily!

    It's nice to 'meet' you too! Thank you very much!
    I'm glad you enjoy that Anne with and 'e' girl. (One of my favorites too!)

    Blessings to you too!
    I'm so glad that I linked up!

    -Sarah

    Hello Sadee!

    Thank you very much! Yes, we do share part of a name, just one with an 'h' and one without. =)
    I'm glad that you have a few kindred spirit friends and that you too are making more in the world of blogging!

    You're so very welcome!
    I meant every word that I wrote.

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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  18. This is beautiful! I too have some friends that I sistership with and what a blessing they are!

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