sis·ter·hood ~ first known use of Sisterhood 14th century
Definition of SISTERHOOD
Definition of SISTERHOOD
: a community or society of sisters; especially : a society of women in a religious order
: the solidarity of women based on shared conditions, experiences, or concerns
To me Sisterhood is any group of women who desire to make a difference and make the world a better place. I am thrilled to be part of Blogging Sisters, found by Mary of Hope-Filled Living. Participants commit to a year of keeping their Blogging Sister in their prayers and let them know they are thought of throughout the year with notes, cards and leaving positive, encouraging messages on their blog (if they have one). Mary, being the creative soul she is, added a little twist ~ You see, each participant knows who the Blogging Sister is that they have committed to BUT the fun part is ~ You do not know who your own Blogging Sister is, Mary will reveal her identity at the end of the year.
|From the movie Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2|
This week I received my first surprise from my Blogging Sister. No return address, to help identity her she may be (she is sticky to the rules ... and for that I already love her!!) Though the stamp and it's origin reveals a little. I'm going to refrain from any detective work, that may indicate whom she is. After all I want to have a surprise at the end of the year too! When Mary does the reveal. So if you don't mind, since I'm not able to send a proper Thank You note ~ I will be posting my Thank You here.
Dearest Blogging Sister:
Your wonderful surprise arrived in perfect timing. It has been a bit of a challenging week, and when Mr. G announced a large envelope had arrived ~ I had no idea, it would be from you. The moment I opened it ... a smile appeared across my face. Not only for your sweet card, but the thoughtful additions. You did some homework :) ...
Inside the envelope ...
This pen with it's butterflies ... to me [butterflies] signify strength, faith and transition. The butterfly goes through so many changes in such a short time in its life. Emerging as one of God's creatures that gives so much back to the world with its presence. I
hope KNOW, that one day I too will emerge from this detour in life and be a helping presence to others. Dearest Blogging Sister that you chose a Butterfly pen ... is most priceless to me. I feel like the Angels are speaking and saying ... "Yes you will emerge! and you will write!"
I will be using my pen each evening as I update my prayer book with people I ask God and his Angels to look after. And evening I know that someone is saying a prayer for me ~ just by looking at my pen. What a wonderful end to a day, before drifting off to sleep.
How, beautiful is this scarf!
It is light and warm ...
on cold days I can wrap it around my neck. The colours are perfect!
It will be one that I can wear year round!
Thank you for your thoughtfulness... Hugs, Celia.