As far as I can think back my sister has been my best friend. Sure there were times that we argued and I wanted so bad to ball up my fist and hit her, but hey I grew out of that.
It wasn't until I was in my twenties that I realized how much I needed her. It's not easy being a girl and we all have those days when we feel like we don't have a friend in the world, but I can honestly say I've never felt that. Not because I have so many friends, but because she's always been there. No matter what is going in my life, she always knows what to say. She always makes me feel like whatever it is I'm dealing with is completely normal. ( which I know isn't always the case)
Ever since she left home in 1997, we haven't lived in the same town. Most of our conversations are either on the phone or through text. Just this morning I text her and her response was right on... Exactly what I needed to hear. Throughout the first 3 months of Liza's life, she is the one who kept me afloat. I can remember calling her sobbing and not sure why, and she cried with me. She told me it was all normal, and it would all be ok.. And she was right. One day it was all ok. Liza is 2 now and things are just fine. I didn't break her, or mess up too bad ;)
Today we went and spent the day with she and the boys. We went to Build-a-Bear... Had lunch at Chick-Fil-A... Played at Barnes and Noble... And finished up at Kris and Sams. As Liza and I got in the car to leave, Liza wanted to hug and kiss everyone. We got to the bottom of the driveway and Liza said "Mom, I love Honey." It was the most sincere statement she's ever made. I looked at Liza and said "I love her too Liza, more than you'll ever know." It hit me right then... Where in the heck would I be without her. How would I have ever gotten over all those silly breakups? How would I have made it through those terrible baby blues? How would I have gone back to work after having Liza? She has supported me through it all. Even when she knew I wasn't making the right decision.
With all that being said, thank you sister. Thank you so much for being my best friend. I am so lucky to have you. I strive to be more like you every day. Although you have no idea, you are the strongest, kindest, most sincere person I know. I pray that Liza is half the big sister you have been to me, one day.
We love you Honey.