Giveaway: Celebrate Sisters

We recently got an advance copy of a new Disney movie for little girls called “Secret Of The Wings.” This movie features Tinker Bell and a whole multi-ethnic cast of fairies on an adventure to the mysterious Winter Woods. In the movie Tinker Bell discovers she has a sister and goes through quite a few adventures before finding a way for them to be together.

I was pretty sure my 7 year old would enjoy this movie, but I wondered if our 10 year old might be a bit too old for it. No worries. They both adored it– they have actually asked to watch it twice in the last three days. And frankly, I thought it was fun too.

The music is fun, the story is entertaining for the target audience, and the main message focuses on the importance of sisters. I have to admit it took me years to really appreciate my sisters — and I have five of them! Growing up I was fairly close to my brother, and I usually enjoyed my very youngest sisters.

But I didn’t always get along well with the ones who were closer to me in age. Too much competition, maybe. They were always eager to be involved in my life, but I was always wishing for my own space. I suspect I wasn’t an especially good sister. Once we became adults, though, things changed and we became more able to be friends in an adult way.

Especially now that most of my sisters are mothers, we seem to find plenty to talk about. Each of my sisters enriches my life in her own way, and I’m so glad to have each and every one.One ‘sisterhood’ that’s really blessed my life lately is that of my adult daughters experiencing motherhood together for the first time. They’ve always been close, but having this all-consuming passion in common now gives them so much to talk about. It’s really a delight to see. Motherhood is a hard job, and I’m so glad they have each other.

Disney is offering a “Secret of the Wings” DVD/Blue-ray™ Double Pack for a giveaway. To enter the drawing for a chance to win, comment below and tell me what sisterhood means to you. Maybe it’s an important relationship with a sister in your own family. Maybe in your life your closest ‘sister’ is actually a very close friend. What does sisterhood look like in your own life? How do those relationships sustain you? ~~~~~~~~

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{ 51 Comments }

  1. Vanda Davenport says:

    Sisterhood has taken on a new meaning at our house! Our daughters, seventeen months apart and my niece are all away at an all female college. The younger of my daughters and my niece are roommates. One of the traditions at the college is Big/Little sisters…the Big Sisters take the Little Sisters through traditions that have been in place for almost 175 years. An unexpected surprise was the instant sisterhood with alumni from the school. My former boss graduated from “JC” in the 1960’s. When she found out that my daughters were there, she took a special interest in them and their activities and is a wonderful mentor to my oldest daughter who is following in her footsteps of child advocacy.

  2. Sisterhood is knowing that if I needed something I could call my sisters and they will help me…even from all the way across the country. It’s always having someone to talk to about life.

  3. To me, sisterhood means faithfulness. My sister has some extra challenges in her life that can be really hard on our family, but no matter what has happened or will happened, she will always be my sister. I will always love her and always fight for her. And we call my daughter (2) and her daughter (4) “sister cousins” because they get to play together so much and love each other so much!

  4. I have a Brother, and for 10 years I have had a Sister-in-law that has become a wonderful addition to my life!! I have had some major changes to my life lately and my brother and sister-in-law have been there for me so much. I think of all they have done for me and it brings tears to my eyes. Thank you to them!!!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I’m the oldest of three girls, and I never realized until recently how much that role has defined me in my adult life, in both positive and negative ways. I’m close to both of my sisters in different ways, and those relationships are daily reminders how blessed I am. I’m also the mother of two girls who are 9 years apart. Watching their relationship grow and flourish is such a gift to me. Sisters are the best!

  6. Jabber Jaws says:

    I have only one sister whois 7 years younger than me and she is vital to me. She is the most loyal person – we always joke that I never have to worry about my back – she has that job covered. We each have 4 children and being moms has made us even closer. Our girls are dear to each other too.

  7. Patricia Crowley says:

    To me, sisterhood means being a best friend, respectful, a good listener, and fun-loving!

  8. Patricia Crowley says:
  9. My sister is only 11 months younger than I am and growing up I was always the one who “had to wait” while it seemed that she got everything at the same time I did. Can still remember when I got my driving license and knew she would have to wait a year! Now that we are adults we are absolutely the best friends ever!!

  10. My sister and I have very different values and lifestyle choices. We live on opposite ends of the coast, and we don’t talk a whole lot. However, sisterhood means that the few times a year that we see each other, we understand each other on a deep level. There are quirks about me that it seems like no one else has, until I realize the same things are true for her. We might be really different, but two days together and we will be finishing each others sentences. I hope that she has kids someday, because I would love to share that experience with her too!

  11. My dearest friend in the world is like my sister. I watch our two little daughters and pray they are able to have a better relationship than I had with my sisters.

  12. Sisterhood…sharing life, it’s joys and struggles with someone who knows me so well, shares my history and delight in my children, as I do hers.

    Sisterhood also means a lot to me, as I have 5 daughters. Watching them grow and seeing their relationships develop between them, without me, it a treasure to see.

  13. I don’t have any sisters (I have some sisters-in-law) but I have two daughters (8 and 5) who enjoy tinkerbell very much, so I’d love to win a copy of this movie for them!

  14. Sisterhood doesn’t mean being sisters with someone. It means supporting, encouraging, sharing, loving, and respecting someone else. I think you can have sisterhood with a friend, sister, daughter, or mother.

  15. I never had a sister, nor do I ever remember desiring one. I simply was a tomboy and was happiest with the boys.I don’t think it was until I reached my late 20s that I started desiring that girlhood. God has given me women along the way to fill in those times when I need that sisterhood. I’m so thankful for the girlfriends I have now in my life because they are able to pray for me and lift my spirits in a way no one else can.

  16. I have two girls ages 7 and 5 and I love watching their relationship groow and change as they do. We even changed it so they share a room. It is amazing to me, since I only had an older brother. This video would truly be a huge blessing.

  17. I think I have missed out on something by only having brothers……….

  18. I would have to agree with you that sisterhood is totally different once you are all grown and both have families of your own. I would also say that I have a friend that is closer to me than my sister, and I think this is because we chose each other and can still stick it out through thick and thin. Thanks for the opportunity!

  19. I didn’t really start to appreciate my sisters until my mid to late 20s – I’m 6 & 8 years older than them, so we were never very “close” when I lived at home. We are super close now, even though we live quite far apart – thank goodness for modern technology! And of course Sisters are great for trying to figure out our quirky mother! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. I don’t have a sister, so for me sisters refers to my best friends. We are always there for each other and are as close as any sisters by birth could be.

  21. Growing up with a sister and two stepsisters means I always have a special bond with women. There is definetely a different relationship with sisters than with brothers.
    Right now I love seeing my girls (10 & 16) and their development of sisterhood. While there are the usual sister arguments they truly love each other!

  22. Sukyee Ng says:

    Sisterhood, be it by birth or a pair of bestfriends, means laughter, 1 pint of Ben and Jerry’s and 2 spoons!

  23. In this season of life sisterhood means having someone to pick up the pieces of a crumbling life. It means different things in different seasons but just the fact that it means that in this one makes it priceless.

  24. Oh, how I wish I had a sister!!Every year at christmas, when I was asked what I wanted, I always said “a sister.” I never got one. I do have have 2 brothers, that I am very close with, and a bunch of amazing girlfriends, though. Charish those sisters, ladies.

  25. Sisters to me are the Christian ladies/friends that I surround myself with for prayer. I formed a small group of friends this year and we get together once a month for prayer for one another and our children.

  26. Rebecca Jacobson says:

    Sisterhood to me means being someone that the other person can always turn to for love and truth. I am blessed to have a sister that is also a best friend. I hope that my daughter will have the same blessing.

  27. I don’t have any sisters. It wasn’t until my grown up years that I really felt the emptiness of not having sisters. I remind my girls regularly how blessed they are to have the sister relationships in their life. I do have friends that are like sisters, but I don’t think it will ever be the same as having a true sister.

  28. I have 2 younger sisters & I couldn’t imagine life without them….sure I remember the “fights” when we were younger, but really with anything that any of us go thru, no matter how far apart we are….its so nice to talk to someone who will listen & understand with no judging – sisters – their the best!

  29. I have one sister, and we were SO different from each other growing up (in our interests, talents, personalities). Later, we attended the same college and joked that we would never have met each other on a campus of 1,500 if we hadn’t been related — no classes, sports/extracurriculars in common at all! When we became adults, we each decided to work to be closer . . . and I am happy that we are part of each other’s lives. No one knows you quite like a sister — you share parents, and know each other’s earliest history.

    Now we are waiting to travel to India to meet a little sister for my sons and daughter . . . and I’m so glad my girls will have a sister in addition to their big brothers!

  30. laurie nemeth says:

    I have a sister and she never talks to me … it is sad.. I have 2
    daughters and I am glad they are involved in eachothers lives

  31. Sisterhood is sharing a history with a person and knowing that that person understands where you have been and where you are going. She is along for the journey of your life.

  32. My “sister” is my best friend of 10 years. She has been there to hold my hand through births, deaths, and everything in between. I love her.

  33. Heather S says:

    Sisterhood means being there for your sister always, no exceptions. It means being a sound board or a shoulder to cry on, and celebrating with her through the wonderful things as well!

  34. Heather S says:
  35. Sisterhood means close to my heart. I do have a sister and sisters-in-law who fit that but I also have women of all ages who are so dear to me that I would love to have days to spend with them. As Anne of Green Gables put it ‘kindred spirits’. 🙂

  36. Even though we live almost 3 hours away from each other, my sister and I have a great relationship. She has 2 boys and I have 1 and we always manage to get them (and us) together at least once a month. Last year my sister and I went on our first ever sisters trip to southern Montana to take pictures of wild horses. It was an awesome experience and one we hope to duplicate many more times. Sisters are awesome!

  37. I grew up without a sister until my dad re-married when I was 13 and I got a step-sister. We didn’t truly bond until we reached adulthood, but she is the one person I can count on to truly understand me. Now I have identical twin daughters and I love to watch them grow alongside each other. I’m constantly telling them how lucky they are to have a sister!

  38. Sisterhood means being there for each other unconditionally

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  39. My big sister is amazing. Thx sis. TUL
    Amanda

  40. janet trieschman says:

    I love my sister, there is no one else like her. I have two daughters and I hope they too will share a special relationship as they grow older

  41. I don’t have sisters of my own, but I do have twin daughters and I have seen unconditional love in them! That is what sisterhood means to me.

  42. maria cantu says:

    Having my sister by my side gives me the courage to do what I need to do

  43. I do not have any biological sisters but have quite a few friends whom I would call my sisters. They are faithful companions who will stick around, no matter how much of my good, bad and ugly they have seen. I also have three daughters and watching their beautiful relationships has been one of the sweetest parts of my life.

  44. I have three biological sisters, and some dear friends that are like sisters to me. I think it’s about being able to be yourself, bare your soul, and still be loved. Plus the sheer joy of just being together. Sisters are a blessing!

  45. A sister is someone who knows everything about you and loves you anyway! Sisterhood is unconditional love!

  46. Colleen P says:

    My big sis and I didn’t always get along as kids, but now we’re very close. Even though we live very far away, I can always count on her to help talk through big decisions and new ideas. I guess that’s what sisterhood is all about!

  47. Colleen P says: