Friday, July 22, 2011
Well, I guess I'm a little different, because getting older has been treating me well so far. Of course, I could certainly do without some things, like bills. Overall though, the most enjoyable thing about getting older is finding newness in established relationships. My little sister is visiting. The same "little girl" that laughed til she couldn't breathe when I walked in the room. The same little girl who was terrified of frogs and police sirens.
That "little girl" is 17 now and we still laugh together like we did when she was 2. The conversations have changed a bit, but the relationship is deeper and more profound. She's no doubt related to me, she carries the same sarcasm and quick-wit that I consider some of my most enjoyable qualities. Yet, when I'm around her, I feel a little more than sisterly-love...she has quickly become one of my best friends. This, is absolutely one of the most beautiful things about growing older. Tonight, we shared one of my favorite meals, and she vows to make it when she gets back home. She has a love for cooking and baking that is quickly growing, and I couldn't be happier. She's always asking for someone to write a blog about her. Little sister-friend, this is all for YOU.