SISTERCHICK [‘sister-CH-ick] noun : a friend who shares the deepest wonders of your heart, loves you like a sister, and provides a reality check when you’re being a brat.
A few Christmases ago, I dubbed my 5 best friends “sisterchicks”. I’ve been friends with these girls my entire life, some I met when I was 4. It all started because I read Sisterchicks do the Hula, by Robin Jones Gunn. It’s another chick-lit book; a light read about 2 college roommates that reconnect as adults and take a trip to Hawaii. While they’re surfing, shopping and sight-seeing, they discover some interesting things about the Hawaiian culture.
The best part is the meaning of aloha. Everyone knows it’s used for hello, good-bye and even love. Ugh, I wish I had the book with me (it’s in Bham!) so I could quote from the book, but I’ll have to make do with the wiki…alo means “presence,” “front,” “face,” or “share”; and ha, means “breath of life” or “essence of life.” So when old Hawaiians would meet, they would literally get forehead to forehead and breathe on each other–giving each other “alo-ha”. Wow! You really have to love someone to go forehead to forehead with them. Aloha is more than hello, it’s more than love, it’s true fellowship and relationship!
That Christmas I told my friends I was willing for them to come forehead to forehead with me. I wanted their aloha and wanted to freely give mine to them. Since then, I feel like our little group has become tighter. They are more than girlhood friends, more than girls I graduated with, more than good memories or fun get-togethers —these girls are my SISTERCHICKS. Girls I couldn’t live without.
Today the sisterchicks met for Starbucks and then lunch at the Fickle Pickle. We had 3 of our 6 baby chicks with us. But lunch with the sisterchicks is never “just” lunch–Kristonian didn’t want us to get bored and had planned a scavenger hunt (she works at Sbux, so she musta been bored before we got there!). So, we had our own Sisterchick Egg Hunt while we were sipping our lattes and hot chocolates. Here’s some pictures so you can wish my friends were yours:
The first egg hidden on the sidewalk…
Egg #6 on the coke machine.
Our final prize was some Cadbury Creme Eggs and M&M minis! Really, don’t you want sisterchicks like these?