Having an older sister is basically having a best friend that you're always going to be stuck with. She is your go-to, your partner in crime. She's someone who will always be there, every step of the way.
I don't think that I have ever sat my sister down and thanked her for everything she has not only done for me, but taught me throughout the years. She's truly a kickass sister and BFF rolled into one.
When I think about it, there's an endless list of things she's put up with from me. My life wouldn't be nearly as awesome if she wasn't around when we were growing up.
After all, she always....
1. Let me "borrow" her clothes.
Even though she hated it, she always let me borrow (steal) her clothes. Mostly because she knew I had zero sense of fashion and didn't want me going out as a hot mess. Now that's love.
2. Made sure not to tell mom all of my secrets.
I could run to her with anything and everything and she always kept it between the two of us. She made sure that I always had someone to trust and confide in.
3. Put up with sharing a bathroom with me.
Oh boy oh boy was that bathroom a hot mess. Yet we made it through it alive. She never argued with me about who could shower first, and we just respected each other's time. She turned a blind eye to me borrowing (and losing) all her makeup too.
4. Listened to all my sob stories.
It never mattered if it was 2am or 2pm, she was there to comfort me in my most emotional times. Even though we don't live in the same place anymore, she still always answers when I call.
5. Let me tag along with her friends/
I know this was a hard one for her. But even so, she never singled me out. Anytime she was going to do something with her friends, they always let me come along to annoy them in typical younger sister fashion.
6. Drove me around everywhere before I got my license.
From taking me to friends houses, to taking me to appointments, to fun sing along joyrides, she was my personal chauffer.
7. Told me the truth, even if it wasn't what I wanted to hear..
She always told me when my outfits didn't match or if a guy I was dating was a piece of shit. She never held back your feelings, and I'm better for it today.
8. Helped me out when my wallet was empty.
Whenever I was low on cash, she never hesitated to spot me some. She knew the situations I was in and instead of belittling me, she was there to help get back on track.
9. Taught me what the definition of a true friend is.
She never shut me out or pushed me away. She constantly keeps contact and up to date on my life. She makes me feel special every day and I know that I couldn't have picked a better sister if I could.
Sis — We’ve definitely had a good amount of memories, the good, bad and the ugly. It’s crazy to sit here and think back on where all the time has gone. I truly am grateful to have had a sister like you.