Hey, Sister!

Growing up my sister and I were as different as night and day. Night and Day is a very good way to describe us. She is blonde, very tall and very thin. I am brunette, tall and not very thin. Those are not our only differences.

As kids we polar opposites in just about everything. I loved to read and she did not. I loved school and she did not. She had long hair mine was short. She had straight hair mine was curly.

One thing we have in common is our love for movies. We loved movies, and we still do. As we began to grow older and have our own families our differences became less and we became more alike – also more like our own mother!

We both have a love for cooking, quilting and crafting to name just a few things. Something that has never changed is our love for one another. Our bond is very strong. From the day my mother brought her home from hospital and I held her for that first time, she was mine. I knew there was something special in our connection. Even though I was only just over three years old I remember that day clearly. I remember thinking there was something special about who she was to me.

She was my sister. Always has been. Always will be.

When my own daughters were born I nurtured their sisterhood. My greatest joy is watching them together. Colby was nearly eleven years old when Gracie came along but that age span has never made much difference in their bond. Now at twenty-five and fifteen there is something there that even I, as their mother, can’t be a part of – the bond of sisters.

My sister has a daughter who is just a few months older than Gracie. She shares their bond as they grew up close. Until my sister moved across the country to Colorado my girls thought of their cousin as their own sister. Amber was one of them. A collective of three sisters. Nothing can break that strong family tie. Not time. Not distance.

My sister and I, 1970.

The connection of sisters is beautifully captured in Disney’s newest movie “Secret of the Wings” – the next movie adventure in the Disney Fairies franchise after “Tinker Bell,” “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure” and “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue.” The franchise also includes “Pixie Hollow Games,” a TV special that premiered on Disney Channel.

I’ll try not to spoil the movie but the story is a wonderful discovery of family, sisterhood and the ties that bind those relationships. I encourage you to take the time to sit with your daughter(s) and your sister(s) and watch the movie together. You’ll share moments of love and happiness, and it will make you want to hug your sister and daughter.

I am horrible at spoilers so before I say any more I am going to share some fun facts about the movie.

Seven brand new characters join Tinker Bell in Pixie Hollow. They are Periwinkle, who is Tink’s sister; Lord Milori, the imposing but kind leader of the Winter Woods; Dewey, the keeper of all fairy knowledge; Gliss and Spike, Periwinkle’s two best friends; Sled, a winter sparrowman; and Slush, a mellow laid-back “sparrow-dude”(or “fairy-dude”). 

The production enlisted the help of a noted twin-study expert. Hearing the incredible stories of long-lost twins reuniting, and viewing footage of twins meeting for the first time was extremely helpful in developing how Tinker Bell and Periwinkle react to each other, both physically and emotionally.

Special plants, including Lamb’s Ear, which is a ground cover best described as fuzzy or velvety, were brought in for the animators to study and use as sources of reference to help with the organic design of the costumes for Tinker Bell and the other fairies. 

Production also enlisted an actual snow hydrologist to advise the team on how to accurately portray frost and freezes on the screen. Disney’s animation and true to life visuals make watching the movie a real feast for the eyes and the senses. They have created a believable world where fairies live and play together. Disney’s “Secret of the Wings” is a wonderful tribute to sisterhood.

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12 Responses to “Hey, Sister!”

  • Katie says:

    Growing up I shared a bed with my two little sisters. Sisterhood is having someone tickle your back until you fall asleep, and tickling someone else’s back until she falls asleep. Cuddling in the dark when one of us woke from a nightmare or giggling until Daddy would come in and demand silence “or else.” Waking up and making fun of each others bed head and morning breath.

    Now we are adults. My husband deployed overseas for a year. My sisters made me a paper chain for each Saturday my husband would be gone. Each Saturday they would arrive in their PJ’s bringing steaming dishes of comfort food, chocolate, and chick flicks. Each night as we cuddled together in my bed we would pull another Saturday from the paperchain and we would take turns tickling each others backs.

    Sisterhood means being there. Always. No matter what. There is no weakness in the ties that bind sisters. And for that I am forever greatful!

  • Alysia H says:

    My (7) sisters and I have always shared a love of Disney…this looks like it will be a cute movie! My kids and I can’t wait to see it.

  • Rosellen says:

    I’m the “baby” of 5 girls. My sisters and I vacation together and have a wonderful bond. I don’t know what I’d do without then!

  • Rustie Lemke says:

    I am the youngest of 3 sisters. The middle sister was always my hero and my role model. I wanted to be just like her! Now at 59 and 64 we are still as close as ever. She is truly my “touch stone” and we are definitely joined at the heart. My best friend and the only person in this world I can ALWAYS count on. We feel each others’ pain and joy. I have never had a closer connection, except maybe to the my own two daughters, with whom I shared my body for nine months!

  • Kerry says:

    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.

  • maria cantu says:

    having someone who loves you no matter what

  • Jill says:

    My sister is gone, pancreatic cancer…..I have good memories

  • Colleen P says:

    My big sis is also my opposite…We even had a class together in high school and no one believed we were sisters, despite sharing the same odd last name. Sisterhood gives us the chance to share our ideas and talents together and come up with things that neither of us could have accomplished alone.

  • Sisterhood is the unconditional love and respect shared by the ones you are closest to!

  • Betty C says:

    Although my two daughters looked enough alike to be twins when they are children they grew up to be totally different. One is short, chubby and a professional in the medical field. The other is tall, slim and a bartender. Despite the differences in looks and fields of work the one thing they still share is love. They support each other unconditionally.

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