When my sister and I were little, people thought we were twins. That didn't last, but if you saw us both, you'd definitely know that we're sisters.
We haven't always had a good relationship. I remember times when we were kids and had terrible fights. Some of them we can laugh about now, and some, we just don't talk about.
At the time, I think she was generally more forgiving than I was. Even when we were mutually mad about something, she'd help me when I needed it. She let it go when I accidentally damaged one of her art projects (after it had been graded).
Things didn't get better when we were in high school, but after we moved away from home, we got to be friends. We'd exchange letters that were more than fluff. We spent time together when we didn't have to.
In some ways we're the same. We were both stay-at-home moms when we had babies. We've both married good men. We think alike on many things.
But in other ways we're completely different. If we met for the first time today, I'm not sure whether we'd be friends. First, our paths probably wouldn't cross. But if they did, I think we'd find that we had little in common on the surface. If we didn't take time to get to know each other, I'd be missing out on a treasure. I'm thankful that we were born sisters, so she has always been in my life.
And this time I am not going to take a few extra minutes to wrap it up!
Click through this link for more Five Minute Friday, and have a fabulous weekend!
photo credit: _B118537.JPG via photopin (license)