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Dr. Cheryl Polote Williamson is a highly sought after speaker, multi best-selling author, award winning exec. producer and filmmaker, business leader, visionary, philanthropist, purpose connection coach, editor-in-chief of Cheryl Magazine, and most importantly a servant leader.

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  1. Thank you Dr. Cheryl for reminding me of the importance of family! As I read of your fond childhood memories with your siblings, I too enjoyed a chuckle at some of my own similar experiences! Family is important! Sibling closeness – even more so as ai mature in life! Your words uplifted me today & gave me a call to action! Keep writing- please!

  2. Hi,
    I loved reading your story this early morning of the last day of April. The love connection you and your siblings possess is a blessing for the three of you.
    I am an only child at 75 years of age, divorced with 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren. There’s only a few cousins left in different states and I am the oldest. My dream has always been for my kids to have the bond you guys have. They are close in many ways. However, my oldest and youngest are the closest. My middle son still seems to struggle with his position with his sister/mama and baby brother.

  3. Love this, being from Savannah and the oldest sibling, it resonated with me. I talk to my sister every single day.

    • Sharmona – I love hearing that you talk to your sister every day. There is nothing like the bond between siblings. Keep that bond strong, no matter what. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment.

  4. Very uplifting and well written article. The nostalgic memories brought a big smile to my face. Childhood memories that grow into adult friendships and kinships are the best. Love you Cheryl!

  5. This is absolutely a beautiful story of love, protection and devotion to one another! You are truly blessed to have such amazing siblings to share life with! I admire your bond and the way you love on each other!

  6. Thank you for sharing such candid memories of your siblings and the journey to now! I also appreciate how to take the nuances of the relationship and comprehend that love surpasses all. Family is everything!

    • Thank you dear, Artsy Girl. It was so good to see you at Mahogany Honors this past weekend. I am so proud of all that you are doing in this season. It is only up from here. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. God Bless!

  7. This article is a very valuable example of unconditional love! Reading it has awakened many fun memories from my childhood. I’m inspired and empowered to initiate a text check in group with my siblings. I am committed to making intentional efforts to reconnect and remind them that we are each other’s keepers! 💜

    • Hi Nicole – I am overjoyed to hear that reading my article has inspired you to check in on your siblings. Family is everything. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. God Bless!

  8. Reading, tears in my eyes. I’ve witnessed this bond first hand. It’s a sacred, beautiful space. This only child is so honored to be adjacent to all of this sibling love. I’m a better human, friend and future sister-in-love for having been gifted all of you.

  9. What a beautiful story of love, acceptance, joy and relationship. I love the group me idea and the traveling together, I plan to start this with my siblings. Stay close to your family, in the end that is all we have.

    • Hi Paulette – I am so glad to know that my article has inspired you to initiate a group chat and plan a trip with your siblings. This will be something that you will each remember forever. Family is everything. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. God Bless!

  10. Yet again a beautiful testimony of the GIFT of siblings. I don’t have a relationship with my siblings as w weren’t raised together. I envisioned you all outside as I read this.

    And yes anyone who’s had the opportunity to see the three of you together would know what we just read is factual.

    I love all of you guys♥️♥️ thanks for the walk down your memory lane sweetie.

    • Hi Stevie – We love you so much! I am so grateful for you. I feel blessed to call you family. Thank you for always supporting and loving on me. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment, sister.

  11. This was a beautiful article and a chance to also get to know something new about you. As I read the article I had a flashback to my childhood friends and we had the same rule, running trying to beat those street lights. Great memories.

    • Hi Latonya! I love hearing that reading my article took you on a stroll down memory lane. Those was such sweet, simple times…weren’t they? Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. God Bless!

  12. This is an awesome article with pieces of history and nostalgia and pure love! Although I am an only child with no siblings, I cherish my cousins and sorority sisters and friends! I enjoy connecting with amazing people!

    • Hey Mecie – I am so glad you felt the love from reading my article. I am also glad that you have siblings and sorors to fill that gap. You are an amazing person and I am grateful that you took the time to read and comment. God Bless!

  13. If there is ever a way to teach the world to acknowledge one another with time and love this is it. What a beautiful legacy you all are setting for not only your beautiful children but for others to learn from as well. Thank you and I salute each of you. 🙏🏽❤️

  14. I so resonate with this article….my siblings are EVERYTHING! The relationship with my younger sister and brother was great growing up but as adults, our relationship is phenomenal! Our family means everything to all of us and every moment we spend together…whether it’s in person or by phone/ZOOM, whether we are praying together or laughing together, whether we are holding each other accountable or cheering each other on or whether we are having “heated” discussions (as we do that too!), we are clear about our bond! I get emotional thinking about it! Thank you for reminding us just how important the sibling bond is and the joy the relationships bring.

    • Hi Yolanda – hearing about your experiences with your siblings blessed my soul this morning. I love that you, too, have cultivated and maintained a strong bond with your siblings over the years. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your story. Love you!

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