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.

 

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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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