I get a warm, fuzzy feeling in my heart when I think about sisterhood. My own sister is my best friend and lives only a few minutes down the road from me. She is 3 years younger than me and our relationship has evolved as we’ve gotten older. She was the pesky younger sister and I was the tormented older sister when we were kids. I remember my mom laughing and telling us that one day we would appreciate having each other. We would stare at her dubiously, not believing it for one minute.
My mom had such a close relationship with her 3 sisters despite living an ocean apart so I guess she really did know what she was talking about. There is just something almost magical about having a sister. We have seen each other through the very best of times and some of the worst times as well. She was there when my babies were born; she was also there when I miscarried my twins. I was there for her when she got divorced and again when she gave birth to her son.
We can joke about our parents and the crazy things they do in their old age. Having someone who shares the memories and experiences of my childhood is priceless. The two of us can sit for hours with a picture album from our youth and just laugh at the terrible clothing and hairstyles that were forced upon us by our mom, or reminisce about family vacations that didn’t go exactly as planned. It’s a bond that I don’t think can be explained.
I’m hoping my own girls grow up to have the same type of relationship with each other. They are a little further apart in age, 5 years apart, but I hope seeing the bond I have with my own sister will help them discover the same type of bond with each other. I try to encourage their sisterly bond but most of all I just try to model it for them with my sister. I hope they will grow up to know the joy of having a sister who shares their memories of childhood.
When BlogHer and Disney gave me the opportunity to watch and review their new movie, “Secret of the Wings”, I was so excited. Maia and I have watched all the Disney Fairy movies together; it’s one of our favorite traditions. “Secret of the Wings” is Disney’s newest Fairy movie and introduces 7 new characters to Pixie Hollow including Tink’s sister, Periwinkle, and her 2 best friends, Gliss and Spike. Maia was super excited to come home from school and see that I had a whole movie night set up for just the two of us. We popped popcorn, made milkshakes, and snuggled up in our fuzzy blankets to watch the movie.
Maia was totally enchanted by this new fairy adventure. I don’t think she said one word the entire time the movie was playing. She couldn’t decide if her favorite character was Periwinkle or if she still loved Tink the best. I was equally transfixed by this new movie and I don’t mind telling you that it brought tears to my eyes a few times as I thought about my relationship with my own sister and the relationship I hope my own girls will have as they get older.
Tink and Periwinkle are long-lost sisters who rediscover each other after Tink ventures into the forbidden Winter Woods. Tink’s need for warmth and Peri’s need for cold threaten to keep them separated forever but the sisters are resourceful and determined to find a way to be together.
I don’t want to spoil the storyline so I will just tell you that I loved this movie. I loved the theme of Sisterhood and the supporting cast of characters was fantastic! You can’t go wrong with a Disney movie and this one will definitely be watched again and again at our house.
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