Today, I am thankful for my sister.
Your siblings are the people you will know the longest in your life. If you're lucky, you'll get one like mine. :-)
Christy is the best friend I could ever ask for, and I have no idea how I would live without her! We had a discussion once about that very subject and mentioned that we wished we "had a backup, just in case." ;-) The few years that we lived in different states were filled with multiple hour-long phones calls every day and constant emailing, and I think the distance and all of the talking helped bring us closer than we'd ever been up to that point.
We know and we keep each other's secrets.
We know each other better than almost anyone.
We have the same mannerisms and tastes, and have been known to purchase the exact same items at the store during completely separate shopping trips, only to discover what we had done when we show up wearing the exact same outfit. :-)
We continue to attempt sister roadtrips, even though we always have interesting "adventures" (or misadventures, as the case may be ;-). We're just certain that if we try it enough times, we'll manage to get one drama-free trip before we're done! :-)
We share our kids with each other, and love that we can brag about them to each other all we want because we know the other sister is just as invested in our kids as we are in theirs.
Christy is an amazing mom, and I learn so much by watching her relationship with her kids every day.
We have been with and supported each other through the best and the worst times of our lives. We listen to each other vent when we're angry, cry when we're sad, share our happiest moments, and laugh when we have our Bipolar Girl episodes (those tend to run in our family... I'm more the "bipolar" one. Christy is the "anxiety attack over something as simple as the balloons at her 3-year-olds' birthday party" one. It's all good. We know this about ourselves, so we can laugh it off later. ;-)
Christy is my best friend... my constant support... and quite honestly, one of my favorite people on the planet. I love her like crazy, and I wouldn't change a thing about her. She is strong, loving, determined, kind, outgoing, intelligent, funny, and the best sister anyone could ever ask for. God really knew what He was doing when He put the two of us together for life, and I thank Him every day for giving me "my best friend... my sister... my other half!" :-)