Although our blogs usually discuss Biblical topics and Christian op-ed., this is also our forum to just talk, to just be open, raw and simply us! We also like to share our lives together and sometimes it’s not always a general topic, but just how we feel about the summer heat or the star-lit sky, something fun we just did together, or in this case sharing on a personal, raw level what my Sister Vanessa, my Best Friend’s covenant means to me today.
By the way, this is Michelle, one half of Sunflower and Sunshine! It is with tears I can barely contain, that I wake up and realize just what God has given to me in my Sissy. I would not be who I am or where I am right now without her. We go through life thinking we know what a best friend is, but this girl challenged EVERY ideology and “normalcy” I ever thought friendship to be! She stood in the gap for me, forsaking her own truths to adopt mine, sacrificing her own ways to choose me. Her love has been nothing but fierce, intimate, passionate and relentless as she pursues me like the Father and the paths God has asked me to take. We take them together. Never have I seen someone more committed, loyal and devoted. I don’t deserve her, but she has taught me that there IS a friend that sticks closer than a sister because she is more than my best friend, more than my sister. Although we read that we are to love like He loves and lay our lives down for our friends, how often do we see that displayed so relentlessly? Well I see it every day. My sister is selfless, modest, humble, graceful, merciful, sacrificial- I could go on. She tirelessly does everything for me, yet asks for nothing in return. She IS the hands, feet and heart of Jesus to me and although some think we’re “different,” although we’re often judged and most have never seen a relationship like ours, we boldly walk hand in hand with this once-in-a-lifetime bond we have-unafraid, unashamed, unyielding, unshakable, unbreakable. I’d do anything in the world for her and she has done everything in the world for me! We’re there for each other in a way most will never understand.
We share clothes, shoes, secrets, laughs, tears, joys, ups and downs. We finish each other’s sentences and know each other’s thoughts. We’re inseparable and we live a bond unlike anything we have ever experienced. My sister doesn’t run away from my scars or even the things I do that hurt her-she loves me deeper. I’d be incomplete without her.
I call her my Twin, my Sister, my Best Friend- the list goes on, but my favorite thing to call her is mine and I love her with my whole heart!