Growing up, I always wanted a sister. Someone to play with, talk to, share secrets with, pull hair with, all the fun things sisters get to do together. However, I only had Lee. He did his best by wearing hot pink as often as possible but it was no substitute for the real thing. So when I found out we were having a second girl I was pretty excited that my kids would have the built in best friend I always wanted.
Whenever I can I make sure to tell the girls how lucky they are to have each other. Aside from Addi’s intense pursuit of a brother, she only has Sam and most days it’s more than enough. She’ll say, “Mommy, I’m a lucky girl to have Sami aren’t I?” and I can only hope the love between them never fades.
This morning Addi said, “Sami and I are sisters. Where’s your sister, Mommy?”
I said, “Honey I don’t have a sister, I only have uncle Lee.”
She said, “Oh that’s sad. So your friends have to be your sisters? You are lucky, you have a LOT of sisters!”
She is so right. While I don’t have a blood sister to share secrets with or confide in, I am so extremely lucky to have many good friends in my life. Old friends from high school like Colleen and Anne… College friends… Peoria friends like Jenny and Laura… Work friends… My mommy internet friends like Mandee, Mickey, Cecelia, Shannon, B… I could make a list a mile long of people I lean on daily to get through this crazy hectic life I live in.
I don’t tell them enough how happy I am to know them and call them friends. So here’s to you, my friends… without you, I don’t know what I’d do.
What a lucky girl I am.