I thought the words for this post would be difficult to find because I grew up as an only child, although I now have a much-loved step-sister. But as I'm sitting at my keyboard, the answers seem so obvious.
We're sisters because we connect. We're women. It's what we do. We long to connect whether we're good at it or not. Maybe it starts in a shared bedroom throughout childhood or in the hallways of junior high with bad hair and braces. Maybe it's over the phone and with emailed pictures now that we're grown. Or through the digital sisterhood of blogging. We connect.
It’s the reason I started A Soft Place to Land. I wanted to connect with other women..women who shared my interests, my faith and my passions. And I have been connected beyond my wildest dreams.
The women with whom I have connected have become my digital sisterhood. I cheer wildly for their victories. I cry for their sorrows. I share their frustrations. They do the same for me. Because of them, I know that I am not alone.
I’m not a mom-blogger (although I am a mom). I’m not a faith-blogger (although I try to be faithful in my blogging). I’m just a girl with a can of spray paint and a desire to create a sanctuary at home for my family. I am so blessed to have discovered a digital sisterhood of women who won’t run away screaming when I put down my glue gun and tell them that they bless my life. Every day. And I am grateful.
This post is also my entry into the “I Blog with the Sisterhood” (The Sister Project) contest where the 1st prize is an all expense paid trip to the Type-A-Mom conference! Official Entry information here!