Relationships that matter: My Sister and I

Sponsored post written by me in collaboration with Rockland Trust Bank. All opinions and text are mine.

Can you think of a very special relationship in your life and what makes it so meaningful? This is one question we should ask ourselves every now end then. After all, life is not about the things you have but the people you have and what you do. It is always important to step back and appreciate your relationships. 

My family is amazing and I love them all to the moon and back, but there’s something special about the relationship I have with my sister. She is that one person that I have shared many laughs, tears, and many ups and downs with. A sisterly bond is truly one of the most beautiful and meaningful relationships that one can have. In the spirit of the holidays and being thankful, I have partnered with Rockland Trust Bank to share a relationship that matters to me. 

Relationships that matter: My Sister and IRelationships that matter: My Sister and I

Having moved around a lot in our childhood, there has always been one constant, my sister. I remember growing up and people would always say we were like Siamese twins because whenever you would see one of us, the other one was nearby. 

One of my fondest memories was when we would scrounge under the couch or our father’s pockets for loose change and then take walks to the little tuck shops and buy Ice lollies. We would talk about absolutely nothing of substance on our way but it was always fun and we enjoyed the time. 

What makes my sister so special is her unconditional love. Let’s just say I was a bit of a jokester and was always complaining about something silly like what TV channel I wanted to watch. I have seen my sister’s perseverance, even under the most tough situations. She has let nothing stand in her way of completing a double major in Food science and human nutrition at the University of Newcastle Australia and becoming a successful professional working at top organizations in the industry. She is also that voice of reason whenever I need it. 

Relationships that matter: My Sister and IWe both had to leave our native country in Africa for better lives and ended up separating because of the different opportunities we had. Since the year 2000 we have seen each other about 3 times. Although we chat almost everyday and FaceTime regularly, nothing beats being together physically. Because she lives in Australia and me in America, traveling can be expensive and requires some serious saving. 

When it came to the choice for a bank for my savings, I knew I did not want those major banks were you are just another number in their bottom line. I opened up my savings account with Rockland Trust because they are known for making every customer relationship matter regardless of how big or small their wallets are. They offer everything from banking, investment and insurance services to businesses and individuals. I highly recommend joining a community bank and I am happy with Rockland Trust. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram so you dont miss out on their offers. 

With my savings steadily growing it means time to spend with my family again is in the Horizon and I am looking forward to it.  Can’t wait to hear about your special relationship in the comment box below!





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  1. It’s great that you have such a close relationship with your sister. Shame you haven’t seen in other so often in the past years! I do hope that you will be able to meet more often in the future, either in Australia or in America.

  2. That is so sweet. It is great to having a close sibling bond. I do not have a sister but I am super close with my brother. But I always wonder what it might have been to have a sister. Thankfully technology allows me to stay in touch with my brother and family back home.


  3. I understand the bond you guys have. I’ve seen it with my own daughters. They have a half sister that moved to live with her mom earlier this year and they have been facetiming or calling every day. I’m an only child so I don’t know that bond, but I certainly have friends that have been like sisters to me!

  4. I have a special relationship with my sister, too. When I was going through a painful divorce, she knew before anyone else. My parents didn’t even know. My sister came 800 miles to help me pick up the pieces.

  5. I so agree with you Agnes, sisters are the best and it sucks that you guys are so far apart. My sister and I were incredibly close too and I miss her so badly. I wish they had a saving account for a trip to heaven

  6. It’s super heartwarming to read a post like this! My sister is one of my best friends and I’m always looking out for her as well 🙂 I think as we grow as people and women having a support system is so important, especially when we’re talking about a bond as great as sisterhood!
    Wish you the best for both you and your sister!

  7. Seeing this, I really wished I had a sister. Growing up as the only child wasn’t all easy for me but thankfully I have friends now turned sisters and brothers. Great to know you have such cool bond with your sister, it’s priceless a thing! I love your blog!

  8. You are doubly blessed. First to have such a wonderful bonded relationship with your sister and second to recognize its worth.

  9. Positively heartwarming. It’s a shame that the paths have taken you such great distance from each other, but thanks to modern technology is is now so much easier to stay connected although as you said nothing beats being together.

  10. I love the connection you and your sister have. My sister is 20 years younger than me so it’s harder to connect with her, but I try my best and we’re still working on building a strong bond. My closest bond is with my daughter; as most parents would, I would do anything for her and she’s just a joy to be around. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Aww this is so heart warming! You are both beautiful and I am glad you’ve such a close bond despite being so far apart. I’m insanely close to my sister, I often think how lucky I am for my wonderful family. They come first.

  12. This is a very sweet post, I am so glad that you and your sister have a very special relationship. I always wished my sister and I were closer. The older we get the closer we get, which I love.

  13. I’m very close with my sister as well. It would be hard to imagine living in another country from her. Technology is wonderful in this situation, but isn’t the same as being near someone physically.

  14. I wish I had a sister as well 😀
    I have only a brother that is younger than me and I’m so happy he finally grew up a bit so I can share with him more experiences and conversations

  15. Do you think absence makes the heart fonder? I’m not extremely close to my siblings, and I feel that it’s because of the constant together-ness which lead to the conflicts… If we are apart more, perhaps we will be closer~

  16. I couldn’t agree more! My sister is my best friend and always there for me. It’s nice having someone in the family to be close to and to go to for advice!

  17. Growing up with a sister means you automatically have a built in best friend! The experiences, life moments and laughs you guys will share together will always be the best!

  18. Nice things about having a sister is that you know that she can understand you no matter how crazy you act and treat her that no one else can do. She is the one you can act crazy and silly with. Though sometimes, or most of the times, they’re annoying, they will remain to be your sister (no break ups, no heart aches) period.

  19. It is really great that you have a good relationship with your sister knowing that you both understand each other no matter. and we know that we have been with good times through bad times. My twins are not just a sister they are friends and close to each other and sometimes enemy with their craziness.

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