I trust that you are doing well.
I am dropping you a note regarding your relationship with your sister. You have probably noticed that the older you both get, the more you see things differently because you are both maturing, not only physically, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, if you are saved, as well. Although my sisters and I do not see eye-to-eye on several things, I still love them and pray for them daily. Be that as it may, here are some things that will make you an asset and a blessing to your sister while you both are growing up:
1. Pray for her daily.
2. Talk with her if she is open to talking with you. If she doesn’t want to talk, leave her alone, but still love her.
3. As she grows older, warn her about the intentions of most men. Not only should you warn her, you should protect her, if you can.
4. Love her unconditionally, and let her grow into what God wants her to be.
5. Respect her. Respect her privacy. Give her room. As you can see, I don’t have much to say about the relationship with your sisters. Normally, after high school, maybe college, each of you both begin to do your own thing, including having different friends. But keep the doors of communication open and stay in touch with your sister or sisters. Believe it or not, you may need one another one day.
Looking out for our sisters,
As we grew up, my brothers acted like they didn’t care, but I always knew they looked out for me and were there! – Catherine Pulsifer
Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk. – Susan Scarf Merrell
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. – Desmond Tutu
This chapter is an excerpt from my book, Mo’ Letters to Young Black Men: More Advice & Encouragement for a Difficult Journey. Click here to find out more or to purchase the book online.