My baby sister and I used to fight like cats and dogs. We were, and still are, completely different people.
I used to get so jealous that my friends all go along with their sisters. They were always the best of friends, and here I was, constantly feeling enraged by sister – she stole my clothes, took things without asking, used my stuff, got me in trouble (sure, they weren’t things to get enraged over, but I was a teenager…clothes are a big deal!).
In recent years, my sister and I have really gotten closer, and I couldn’t be more happy about it. I am so thankful to be blessed with a sister who is so loving and caring. She honestly would do anything for anyone, and that is just one of her many amazing traits.
This isn’t to say that we don’t still fight or say mean things to each other, because we do…but we’re getting so much better at not doing that, and instead just enjoying each other and the company. She is honestly one of the most important people in my life, and I wish I would have realized that years ago so that we hadn’t wasted so many years bickering. But it’s not too late.
She scared me yesterday. My dad had to rush her to the ER after she had been throwing up for a full day. By the time they got there, her blood sugar was almost in the 600’s, which is high for anyone, especially a diabetic. They admitted her into ICU and have been giving her medicine through an IV to treat a bacterial infection. I didn’t go see her last night, and everything in me wanted to. But she can’t really have visitors and my dad was already there, so he was going to stay.
I’ve never been so scared that something was seriously wrong. I worry and care so much for her on a daily basis, but this was so extreme. It makes me realize what a wonderful and amazing sister I am so lucky to have, and it makes me realize that we don’t know what could happen tomorrow, so we should never take for granted what we have today.
And today, I’m going to see my baby sister ❤