About the Author

Felisicia Williams’ love for writing started in elementary school. Essays and short stories are her preference. She believes writing can be used to uplift and encourage each other, and this is evident in her essays. Her motto to her college students is, “We help and not hurt.”

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  1. Thank you for sharing your sister’s story. My sister’s story is similar, as the years came and went, and as the parents passed on we are now great friends. We’re both in our 60s now and spend a lot of time together, on road trips, lunch dates, and shopping. Though a lot of things happened before and in between I am grateful for the now. I love my sister and cherish these times.

    • Thank you for reading my story and sharing your sister experience with me. It is all about love.

  2. I also have a sister 10 years older than me. She had a baby at 17 and our worlds changed. Now I am 64 and she is 74. We have been there for each other. When I battled breast cancer in 2009, she was my war captain. Now she is battling uterine cancer and I am right beside her. She’s still the captain, though!😂🤣
    We lost our oldest sister who was indeed her best friend, so now I do my best to be her best little sister as we navigate aging together. There are three of us left, we hold on to each other and wrap each other in love and support every day. Sisters are the best gift God will ever give.🙏🏾

    • Paula, thank you for taking the time during your health journey with your sister to read my story. What an awesome testimony to sister love and God’s love. Praying for healing.

    • Thank you for commenting Myra! When we look back our sisters are just for us :).

  3. I too didn’t grow up with my older sister in my life during my teen years and I needed her to guide me through puberty. But she got married and left home at 16 . As we got older we did discover we had a lot in common. She passed away a year and a half ago, miss her dearly.

    • Loretta, I am sorry for your loss. I am thankful that you all were able to share moments & discover your commonality.

  4. I’m the Big Sis. I’m 64 and my sister is 62. When we were little, my uncle called us Peat and Repeat. She pretty much followed me around until she found her passion in dance and I left home to go to college. In the following years, we grew apart physically and emotionally. We’ve reconnected in the past 5 years mainly because our mother is going through some things. My sister has become my sounding board and we’ve discovered we still have a lot in common.

    • Thank you for reading my story and sharing yours. Sister love transcends all things. I love “Peat and Repeat.”

  5. LOVE will ALWAYS be where the ROOTS are! And just as deep! Thank you for always pouring into our garden! Everything in the soil of a garden waters each other and keeps the the roots of the TREE HEALTHY!!

  6. Sisterhood. For me it’s one of the hardest yet most rewarding, heartfelt bonds that women can share. The unapologetic love for your sister and our family continues to inspire me. Thank you for being an excellent example of sisterhood!

    • Niece, thank you for being on this journey with me. Your words of encouragement motivate me, always.

  7. Felisicia, that was one of the most beautiful expressions of Love that I’ve seen in a long time. It brought me to joyous heartfelt tears! I would love to meet your big Su one day and tell her how you have been a sister to me and others with your encouragement and expressions of care and love! Thank you so much for sharing what sisterhood is all about!

    • Cheryl, thank you for taking the time to read my story, our story. All siblings share a bond, distinct from the bond with parents. You are my sister and I appreciate your kind words and your encouragement.

  8. I grew up with 2 brothers and no sisters. I always wished I was a big sister or had a sister. My mom made sure I was surrounded with cousins, which was the next best thing to having a sister. We were together as much as possible and in the summer it was 24-7 worth of togetherness.

  9. Beautiful story! You’ve captured well the shift from child like comprehension to maturity. You grew up and your eyes opened! You are so blessed to have her!

  10. What an excellent article. I am an older brother with two sisters that are a decade or more younger than I am. Although we are years apart, I always tried to spend time with them and show them attention when we were all younger. As we grew older we also grew apart. So my experience is the opposite of the article but it served to remind me of just how important sibling relationships are. To the author ; I found your story to be honest, warm, humorous and, most of all, inspirational. I need to reach out to my sisters more often. Thank you!

  11. Sisterhood is the best form of connectivity. There is nothing greater than having a sister or that one good girlfriend that you can lean into. I am the oldest out of my biological sisters. We have different moms and grew up in separate homes but stayed connected. I always wanted a sibling at home but I am my moms only child so I grew up calling my friends my sisters because thats how we make one another feel; like family. I notice in our adulthood feeling connected and spending time is a necessity and I do not take it for granted. Thank you for sharing your story! I’m calling my sisters right now just to say “I love you.”

    • Thank you Marilyn for stopping by.
      I always wanted a brother. All through school I had at least one “brother.” I am glad you still had the sister experience with your cousins.

    • Thank you Courtney for reading my journey. We have a lot in common. I also had best sister friends. We were extremely connected. It is all about love!

  12. Lovely story. I am the big sister, with 2 sisters and a brother behind me. My sisters and I have been like all sisters, squabbles, misunderstanding and the like. In the past 15 years, we’ve taken the time to work on ourselves, thus helping work on our relationship. I speak with my sisters EVERYDAY:-), especially since my brother and I are across the country from them. Our grown pains has led to a better understanding of each other and we are still learning.
    Sisterhood – in all it’s forms – is amazing and am honored to be in one and a part of one. Thanks for sharing!

    • Adaora, thank you! You stated what we all siblings experience, “growing pains.” Life are full of them!

  13. Beautiful story!!! I really love the statement “she is perfect for me”! Often we forget that component because we are so busy comparing! ❤️❤️❤️

    • Zanetta, thank you for taking the time to read my sister journey. Thank you for your kind words.

  14. Such a beautiful and true story. With four sisters of my own, all different, with varying relationships to me, I truly relate. But, what I love is yes, we were born into the family which we belong. We are perfect for each other. Good, bad or ugly, I’m grateful for mine and would ask for the same family, the same sisters and brother again.

    • Thank you Venita for sharing my journey. No matter what goes or comes; we are where we should be in our families.

  15. What a lovely tribute to your sister and example of how we learn to appreciate family as we mature. I did not have either a sister or brother, but my cousins have been like my little sisters as I am the oldest cousin. And, as you have so bravely described, I have tried to be available to all my ‘little sisters’ through the years so that they would know that I cared about them. Thank you for revealing your endearing story about the love between sisters. Vivian

    • Vivian, thank you for taking the time to read my story. I truly believe we all have people in our families that need us and we need them. I am sure your cousins are thankful for you.

  16. This was a very heart felt message. Sisters are special. I’m a little sister myself so I can to relate to your story.

  17. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. This makes me think about the relationships I’ve had with the influential women in my life and the impact that they’ve made upon me as a man. My Big Sis didn’t have any little sisters so she made me be her sidekick growing up. She actually taught me a lot. And that bond between us is still strong today. Love my Big Sister!

    • Thank you Kevin! I am sure your Big Sister is proud of her Little Brother. It is nice to know your bond continues as strong as ever!

  18. This is a beautiful story. I also have sister who is 7 years older than I. I completely understand your story. While not exactly the same, my sister and I have grown closer as we have become older, and interestingly enough, we are closer than ever now that we are caretakers for our 94 year old mother.

    • Brenda, thank you! How wonderful that you and your sister have grown closer and now you are taking care of your mother. What a blessing, 94 years old!

  19. This article moved me to tears! So beautifully written and incredibly inspiring! Sisterhood is such a unique experience, and a phenomenal love that not too many get to enjoy. I’m so happy for you and I pray that your relationship with your sister continues to blossom, I know it will 💓

    • Thank you so much for your response. Yes, sisterhood is a unique experience and as in other relationships it is not stagnant. It ebbs and flows.

  20. I love this story so much; it’s so heartwarming! I always wanted a sister when growing up, but had cousins that were like sisters instead. My brothers and I are now very close and they are “perfect for me”! Im sharing this with my older brother, cousins, and children! Thanks for the perspective! Thanks for sharing! 🩷🩷

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