Gratitude Bonus Round 6

Family is one of the biggest blessings we have on this earth in my opinion. While friends come and go, for the most part, family is always there.
Today I’m very thankful for sister.

Sister and I weren’t always friends. She is four years younger than me so throughout middle school and high school I couldn’t really be bothered with what she was doing. And I’m pretty sure she loathed being called “Lauren’s sister” often.
Yet another reason to be thankful for growing up, not only do you get over yourself, but you start to appreciate the real values in your life. Like a relationship with your one and only sibling.
Sometime during my college years we became friends.

Then she lived with Husband and I for a while and I think we became best friends.

And when we left for South Dakota, she was possibly the hardest person for me to leave.

If you are lucky, your sister knows you better than anyone…and possibly loves you more than anyone because she knows you inside and out.

I’m thankful for Sister’s ability to tell me how it is, even when it’s not what I want to hear. I’m thankful for her willingness to take the umpteenth phone call from me and listen to my endless whining about whatever issue is ruling my life at the moment. I’m thankful for the laughs and ridiculousness that we share, and the fun that we have even when it’s just the two of us. I’m thankful for Sunday morning drives jamming to Rusted Root, for hippie dancing in the street after too many beers, for snuggling up in big down comforters and watching hours of food network, for our progressive parties, for our shared understandings, and for the deep rooted love that can only come from family.
A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.  ~Marion C. Garretty

If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.  ~Linda Sunshine

You can kid the world.  But not your sister.  ~Charlotte Gray

Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart – oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape – of your sister.  ~Katherine Mansfield

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