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.