Wednesday, May 11, 2011

In which I'm pretty sappy

I waited fourteen years for a sister.

Instead I got a brother. And another one. And ANOTHER one.

(I like them all very much, bytheway.)

But all the tear-jerker movies have sisters in them - and the books - and the posters - and the Hallmark walls and mugs.

And I wanted one. They looked like fun.

So my freshman year of high school, at the ripe old age of fourteen, I finally got my wish.

Abigail. 

I carried her around with me everywhere. 'Doted' is a good word to use here. 'Worshipped' works too.

But then - I graduated.

And I moved.

And years went by.

And I got married.

And I kind of got demoted to a remote aunt-type-figure.

And we got totally gypped out of the REAL Sisters Stuff: the fingernail painting, the chick flicks, the gabbing and gossiping and giggling, the trading of clothes.

But now? Now? That kid sister lives with me. And we're making up for lost time.

 We paint our nails.



 And watch chick flicks.



 And gab.


 And gossip.


 And giggle.


 And my clothes and shoes are constantly missing now.

And this past weekend, we passed another Sister Rite: prom.






See that lil' lady there? That's my sister.

She was well worth the wait.

13 comments:

Jocelyn Christensen said...

She's beautiful!!! Yay for sisters....on a rather irreverent note...as you were listing things you wanted to do with a sister, i was thinking "and poking her boob" when she starts to become womanly-looking...sorry, yes, sisters do that sometimes too...not suggesting you add that to your list...but it's a sister thing! :)

DeNae said...

Oh my gosh, she looks just like you! And I'm digging that red dress! Sounds like the roommate arrangement is working out well! I have three sisters - yes, incredibly spoiled - and I couldn't imagine my life without them.

~Christine~ said...

Awesome! Glad you get to have her in your life again!

HeatherKitts said...

Gorgeousness!!!!! I feel your pain...I never got a sister though, only 3 brothers! My youngest brother is a senior at THS (I'm assuming your sis is a senior, too) and about to go to Prom! TEAR! :)

Marcia said...

Wonderful! I loved the pictures! My daughter is getting a new sibling at age 14. I hope she's as happy with him/her as you are! :)

Kimberly said...

I'm getting all sniffly here. LOVE!

Rachel Sue said...

You are right. sisters are the best.

Caroline said...

Holy. moly. She's so grown up and gorgeous!!! (Looks just like you...) What a special time for you two! :)

And PROM?! Eeek!

The Prices said...

I even remember when Abigail was born! Hooray for sisters!

Happy Mom said...

Sooo cute!

I have sisters that are 13, 15, 16 and 18 years younger than me and I adore them! How fun to have her live with you!

Kazzy said...

I am the oldest, with three younger brothers. I finally got a sister when I was 12, but since I moved away from home at 18 (when she was 6), we didn't really become friends that could talk about anything meaningful until I was 30 and she was 18. Now she is my bestie.

Lara said...

Awww. This is such a happy post! I am the oldest with three brothers and...I never got my sister.

Which is, of course, why I have a bunch of daughters. Still, sometimes I feel like I was gypped, too, when I see my friends and their sisters.

Your sister is lovely.

Melissa Bastow said...

CUTE. I had two sisters and never once did we paint each other's nails. Just one of many broken sister rules, I'm sure.