Saturday, May 19, 2012

A little sister love...

I've always adored my sister. 
When I was a kid, I just followed her around wanting to be just like her. 

She began training in gymnastics. Next thing my parents knew, I was doing cartwheels all over the place. She liked the band u2. All of a sudden, I knew all of their songs (because clearly they were my favorite band as well). 

I would steal her shampoo, conditioner, 
and even would sneak her razor to shave my legs once in a while.

Whatever she did- I wanted to do it. 
Wherever she was- I wanted to be right there.

Then I went through a rebellious streak for a few years. I think around the time I turned 13, I realized how hard I tried to be mel- so I tried to do some things opposite. I still have some truly terrible country songs memorized, because I forced myself to listen to them over and over (since I knew melody definitely didn't like country...) 

After a while, it became clear that I wasn't really trying to be just like her. 
It was just that Melody and I were (are) so incredibly similar.

At least, I like to think so.

I don't usually believe in soul mates (for boys and girls). 
But I believe in soul sisters. And Melody is without a doubt mine. 

And I've made full circle I guess. 

My sister is a beautiful, strong, independent, crazy smart lady. 
And she has the most beautiful baby girl ever. 

And she's graduated. 
(with one masters degree in International Relations, and another one in Bio-Statsitics)


Yes. I want to be just like her all over again...

Love her with all I've got. Congrats beautiful.

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