On Sisters

The other day, my friend Amanda sent over some photos she snapped on our Fall Day adventure at the beginning of the month. This one was by far my favorite. Then, by pure coincidence, I happened to stumble across this list on Thought Catalogue. So of course, it all got me thinking about just how different my life would be without my little sister by my side. I had to find a way to share this photo, so I sat down and did some thinking about this beautiful (I mean, look at her) sister of mine.

What do your siblings mean to you? I think siblings can mean something different to all of us. I always thought it would be cool to have a big brother. I love the potential bond that a relationship like that could have. Or to be one of four, five, even six kids. I'm sure the dynamic between two brothers is probably much different than that of two sisters. And I've seen many sister bonds that are very different from the one I share with mine.

To say we're close is an understatement. At just 14 months apart, we grew up side by side. The number of times we were asked if we were twins is too many to count. We wore each others clothes and sang into hairbrushes in front of the bathroom mirror. We shared friends and secrets and cars and heartfelt advice. There's no one who knows my deepest secrets quite like she does.

This one is just us to a tee. "A fun night was just the next door away. When you were bored, you just walked across the room, watched a movie with your sister or drove out for dinner. Your life-less night became a good one in an instant."

...or blasted Taylor Swift and had a major dance party.

And this. I couldn't have said it better myself. "You grew up and realized no friendship gets stronger than this. She knows your likes and dislikes. She saw you naked. She was with you when you failed your test, when you passed it, got your first boyfriend, when you broke up with him, when your parents fought, when you were sick, when you graduated, when you lost your best friend, when you got your first job. You grew up and realized, she isn’t just your sister. She was your soul."

Sisters are good. Each day, I realize more and more just how good.

Love ya, sis. Thanks for it all. The laughing fits that went on for hours, the mall trips, the shoulder to cry on. You are awesome.