I had to write this post ahead of today because today is the biggest #Sisterpalooza tradition that we have. We are all out Black Friday shopping! Every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, we get together and get up super early and drive over to Tyler to shop until we drop. So, you probably guessed it, but today I’m thankful for my sisters.
I am the middle sister of three girls in my family. My older sister, S, is 5 years older than me and my younger sister, B, is 7 years younger. We laugh, we fight, we cry, but we always do it together. We are best friends and we talk via group text almost daily. We are sisters and we love to get together for Sisterpalooza!
Several years ago, B invited us to an outdoor concert and we decided to make it a sister day. S coined the term Sisterpalooza for our day of fun. Ever since then, we love to get together for mini-Sisterpaloozas at family events and still occasionally get together for a day or weekend of fun. But Black Friday is by far our biggest Sisterpalooza tradition. We’ve added my niece, K, and my soon to be niece, SM, to the shopping fun, but it’s still all about the sisters getting together.
Growing up was difficult on the three of us as far as getting along. I guess our age differences and normal sibling rivalry made us fight a lot. I fought with S and B fought with me, but I don’t really remember S and B fighting much because they had such a large age difference that B was just getting to her annoying stage when S went off to college. B and I had a strange relationship where we would love to be together most of the time, but then we would fight horribly at other times. I’m not sure when exactly it happened, but the three of us sort of grew up and then we all became so close that people around us say they are amazed at our friendship.
A little over 8 years ago, we lost our mom and it was up to us to make decisions and to plan her funeral. There were tense moments between us, but we held it together as best we could and it was such an amazing experience to see our mom honored for who she was when we were younger rather than what she had become.
They say that blood is thicker than water and I have to agree that even though I have some amazing unbiological sisters, my biological sisters are my best friends and always will be.
Today, I am thankful for my sisters and for our Sisterpalooza tradition!
Join me on my journey to write 30 days of thankfulness in the month of November for NaBloPoMo and follow my hashtag – #CrazyThankful – to find out what I’m thankful for this month and all year long!