I am the youngest of 4 girls in my family. No, no boys. You can imagine what that was like growing up. I have scars and a couple broken bones to prove it. But having been surrounded by a bunch of other females the first half of my life [made up of the same matter, blood, and DNA as me] has really given me a unique perspective.
There is something really special about having a band of sisters at your side.
My entire family recent came for a visit and I got to spend the week with all of my sisters. We all get each other and I feel most comfortable around them. We have a weird sense of humor, laugh at the same things, and share similar perspectives in all facades of life. Everything is very real and transparent when your best friends are your sisters. A twofer! I feel like I have a deeper understanding of loyalty and relationships. I have this perspective of how friendships ought because I got to see the best and worst in a person. And I know exactly how family/friends should treat each other. Especially when it is bound in blood. Don't get me wrong. There have been some really heavy moments and feuds between sisters. But aside from all the fighting, name calling, stealing, hair pulling, and shaming growing up we have always remained close. It's like a forced friendship because we share the same DNA.
So while they were here the other week it was just us four. 4 sisters. We cruised around the island, spent time in the ocean, went shell hunting, got stuck shopping for hours [which we try not to do but always end up at a mall or clothing store], and enjoyed each others company. And I wouldn't trade that kind of time spent for anything.
Sisterhood. It's best kind of friends.