I just spent a wonderful day with my sister. Spa, lunch and enjoying Spring. I remember the day she came home from the hospital wrapped in a soft pink blanket, and I adored her! That adoration turned to annoyance as she got older and it was obvious that my parents let her get away with anything. Course it didn't help that she was always sweet and good, so NEVER got or needed a spanking or much discipline. I, as the older sister, took it upon myself to keep her in line. Maybe with a smack of the hair brush or whatever was handy. Our brother was also skilled in enforcing conforming behavior in both of us. In general, we enjoyed driving each other nuts!
I think that I developed new appreciation for her when she got to high school and I discovered that she was truly a kind hearted, warm person, in-spite of all our past sibling rivalry. Through the years, regardless of our age differences and geographical locations we have shared pain and joys, laughed and cried together and supported each other through life altering events.
My sister is a gift to my heart, a friend to my spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.