When I think sisterhood, I immediately think "sorority sisters". Maybe that's because I am an only child and some of my most special friendships developed during my college years at the Baptist Student Union. Technically, we were not a sorority but we called ourselves the beta-sigma-upsilons, beta-sigs for short, and enjoyed the bonds of sisterhood in the Lord.
One of my sweet BSU sisters, Heather @ Kingdom Arrows, awarded me the Sisterhood Award for being a good bloggy (and irl) friend. We were in each other's weddings, and now, through the internet, we are able to keep in touch on a regular basis and encourage each other in the Lord. I am thankful for my sweet BSU sister, turned reformer... just like me!
I want to pass the Sisterhood Award to another one of my BSU sisters, turned blogger, who just happens to be named Heather also. Heather @ Heather's Blog and I have been friends for almost twenty years. We were roommates in college, bridesmaids in each other's weddings, and prayer partners. Oh, and she composed an original song and played it on the piano while my other bridesmaids, including Kingdom Arrow's Heather, serenaded Michael and me with the lyrics she wrote based on Ruth 1:16.
She gave me for my birthday several years ago a beautiful decorative plaque inscribed with the following poem. I think it sums up the Sisterhood Award quite well.
We've shared so much
laughter, shared so many tears.
We've a spiritual kinship
that grows stronger each year.
We're not sisters by birth, but we've
known from the start, God put us
together to be Sisters-in-heart.