A couple times in life you get that phone call that leaves your tummy in knots and a vial reaction to physically hurt someone thrusts forward -despite your usual better judgment. That's right, someone has just hurt your baby sis ... and on top of it, they've done it in a way that hits a little too close to home.
You can't take their pain away... BUT YOU CAN TAKE THEM TO OAHU!
And that's exactly what we did when the actions of the typical douche bag you date in your 20s left baby sis momentarily heart broken. (Clearly, I'm still a bit saucy over the whole thing and am working on getting my more enlightened, compassionate self to rise.)
The point is, we have moments in life when we can truly be there for those we love and heal even older baggage.
Not only did she bravely hop on the flight on a whim, she was greeted by a Motley Crew tribute band that serenaded her the entire 2 hr delay on the tarmac as well having Jack Johnson ask her a question in the Honolulu airport upon her arrival.
THANKS UNIVERSE FOR DELIVERING!!
We had a blast snorkeling as well as hiking to these sort of spectacular vistas: OMG!
I'm so friggin grateful she turned out so cool (and hilarious). It makes the yucky parts of living another memory in the making.
These relationships we keep choosing to show up for really do bring out our best selves. Besides having a very fun vacation with my wonderful sis, I healed a little part of my broken hearted 20 something self.
Hopefully, it helped remind her that she is loved and supported and this too shall pass.
If you have a story about how it felt to show up for someone in their time of need, reminding you that we're all connected, please share & make the rest of our day's brighter! Or if you'd like to write some encouraging words to my baby sis / your heartbroken 20 something self, share them here: