My teenage daughters can sometimes be considered “typical” in how they relate to each other. They are not always the most lovely.
I’m sure that a lot of it has to do with the fact that they are only 14 months apart in age. They had their responses down pat for people that ask if they’re twins. They’d chime in together, “We’re 14 months apart!”. They learned that early.
Life with those two was challenging when they were younger. Prayer and “sore knees” were a constant for me. You know those, “Lord, if You don’t help me with these girls, it’s gonna get ugly .” kind of prayers.
My momma used to say, “Baby, they don’t stay little forever.” I held on tight to that promise from my momma.
She was right and prayer works! They’ve grown up some!
They have each other’s back. They still work on their friendship, but I can see a change in how they care for each other.
It’s beautiful how trusting they are becoming with each other. Friendship.
“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” ~John 15:12-13
“Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.” ~Romans 12:10
I recognize that friendship between or among siblings isn’t always the case in every family for a myriad of reasons. My heart goes out to everyone in those situations. I’ll never pretend15 to comprehend the heartache. I just know that its very real and painful.
If you don’t have the friendship of a sister, I pray that God will send a woman to be a true friend, encourage you, build you up, be real and in love with God.
“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” ~Proverbs 18:24
About the photo above:
My husband has annually “dated” our daughters on their birthdays since the were 12 years old. Aubrey, our oldest, was helping her sister, Briahna, with her hair and make-up for her date with daddy.
Kela home educates 6 children in South Carolina. You can find her blogging at Pursuing What Is Excellent