I have many good friends. I am blessed that way. However, I have only two absolute, share-anything with, die-for, Thelma & Louise, very, very, very best friends and one of them happens to be my sister!
It wasn’t always cherries and ice cream. There were many years of “It’s not fair-s,” “Tammy does it-s,” and “I’m telling mom-s!” There were many fights, arguments and too many “I hate you-s” to count. There were stabbings with needle nosed pliers (I have proof!) and times I had to dodge flying debris (bricks, hammers, rocks). The worst times were when we had to share a room—talk about torture tactics! She’d often rally my brother and little sister to gang up on me. I didn’t have a chance. She cashed my graduation checks! She wrote checks on my checking account and got a traffic ticket in my name without telling me. I got in trouble for both. She displayed a very inappropriate picture of my boyfriend in high school on the bulletin board in the main hallway—YES, IN THE SCHOOL’S HALLWAY! (Who says Polaroids are safer than digital? Not true.) She told our high school track coach the bruises on her legs were from me beating her up. When confronted by the coach (who was NOT happy with me), I immediately (and maliciously) blurted out that the bruises were not from ME but from a belt whipping from Dad. I wasn’t totally innocent in all of this. There was a time that I faked my own death just to be spiteful to her. I’m not lying! She didn’t talk to me for months! It literally took me flying home from Missouri and buying a dozen roses in the flower shop she worked at to get her to forgive me. We’ve had full-on fist fights that only her husband could break up… well into our 20s and sober! We have lived through and survived the worst of sibling rivalries, I guess.
But, as we’ve grown, we have matured (<winky eye> for the most part). Together, we have done things that will forever bond us as sisters like bury our sister and mom within six years of each other, raise our children together and take many, many epic camping trips together! We have learned to appreciate one another and have left the sibling rivalry in the 80’s—for the most part.
Today is her birthday and I LOVE HER! She’s 41!!!!!!! Yep. She’s 41, people… that’s OVER THE HILL! 🙂
Today, we’re also flying to NYC together. It is the first time visiting for each of us. No doubt, it will be another story to add in the book about our sister lives.
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