Sister It Up

I learned a new construction term today: Sister it Up.

It means to place side by side to make a structure stronger.

As in, this weight is too much to bear so don’t hold it alone.

Let another seizure mom drive you to her very favorite neurologist; let your friends stay with your boys so you can go on a date; let the therapists write ridiculous letters to the insurance company; let your special educator friends talk you through your IEP; let your girlfriends book you a massage; let your school team share their hopeful goals; let your friends listen when you cry; let your community build you an accessible home.

How many ways can I love this term? Aidan’s medical journey has been sistered up; my life has been sistered up; this home will be sistered up. This is what it means to be in community, to do life together.



About Heather Bowie

I’m the mother of two wonderful boys and have been married almost 20 years to an amazing Irishman I met in a castle. Our oldest son Liam loves to read and run. Our younger son Aidan loves to drive his power chair and socialize. Aidan has a rare genetic disease (PURA Syndrome) and Epilepsy. This blog was birthed out of the desire to tell our story, and in doing so, appreciate the journey.
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3 Responses to Sister It Up

  1. Nicole Glenn says:

    Well said heather!!!!!!

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