Sisters are our first friends. They are our best friends, mentors, and basically, the best blessing that God could bestow upon us. Yes, we have our unreasonable fights, we get angry at them for complaining about us to our mothers or beat each other blue while fighting for the TV remote, yet, they are the very ones who stand up for us when we need somebody and always provide us with a shoulder to cry on.
Below is a list of 5 such instances that prove just how much a sister would do for you without a single complaint (or maybe a few):
When 9-year-old Debbie walked into her house to see her neighbor sexually assaulting her younger sister, she made the ultimate sacrifice. Her attacker convinced Debbie that nobody would believe her if she went to the police. She had an alcoholic father, and out of fear of being placed in a foster home, Debbie took her sister’s place as her assaulter asked her to. Debbie was sexually assaulted from the age of 9 to 12 when her family finally moved away. It took Debbie many years to tell her story and get her assaulter punished. Finally, in 2013, Debbie’s assaulted, who was then 64 years of age, was sentenced to 12 years in prison and placed on the sex offenders’ register.
Bette Ann Waters
Bette Ann went back to college and law school to become a lawyer to help her brother, who had been convicted of a murder that he never committed. Bette worked with the Innocence Project to bring about his exoneration in 2001.
Sister saved her sister from being raped.
A 28-year-old woman, who was being raped and threatened by two men for four years, was saved by her 23-year-old sister, who filed a police complaint when the rapists began to target her as well. When the younger sister was targeted, she bravely spoke up and told her parents and a social worker who took her to the police to file a complaint against the duo.
Alyssa saved her younger sister, Kendall, from drowning. While the two girls were playing, Kendall was pulled down by the current but, thankfully, saved by Alyssa. Alyssa, however, could not save herself and drowned. The sisters were being watched over by their father, who, unfortunately, could not swim.
When a stranger picked up her baby brother from his stroller and started running, 8-year-old Delicia started to scream for help which alerted a group of teenagers nearby. They understood what was going on and chased the kidnapper, who put down the baby and ran away. Delicia managed to save her brother from being kidnapped.`
Sister’s love is no less than a mother’s. And we adore and respect them for that.