Some things I love about my sister

I love that my sister…

… has always been a constant in my life. When I was very shy and afraid as a child, my sister would take me by the hand and let me know that I wasn’t alone and that everything was going to be ok.

… is funny. No, not funny, hilarious. The things that she’ll do to make me laugh, I can’t even begin to describe here. We have so many inside jokes by now, that sometimes even two words of an unfinished sentence make me burst out into belly-aching, tear-flowing laughter.

… has this ability to always make me feel better, no matter if something big or small is bothering me.

… is so genuine. She’s not one to tolerate any BS and she definitely knows how to be real with people.

… gets me. Like, really gets me.

… always calls at the right time. I don’t know if I should blame it on her being psychic, the synchronicity of twin brains or just pure coincidence, but I swear, sometimes the phone rings when I am literally holding the phone in my hand about to dial her number.

… is a wonderful mother. I never had a doubt that she would be a wonderful mother, but now actually seeing her around my niece and my nephew is one of the most amazing things I have ever witnessed. It’s like my sister truly was born to be a mother. She so patient and easy-going, never stressed or freaked out and handles everything with so much intuition and grace.

… is deeply rooted in our hometown. It’s funny, because I explained here on this blog before, how our roles have somehow reversed over time. I’d have never ever in a million years imagined myself living in California, 6000 miles away from home when I was younger. She, however, was always the courageous one, taking risks and going on adventures. It’s kind of nice to know that going home does not only mean going home to my parents and the house I grew up in, but also going home to the place where my sister has built her life, her nest and family.

It’s almost our birthday! One more sleep. Hooray!

  1. i love your sister. she’s great. also, beautiful. you kinda forgot to mention that. and she always smiles. like, always.

  2. Ah you two beautiful women! I am lucky to know you and to have learned about your sister through you!

  3. “Our” birthday? Are you twins? I didn’t realize that. Very cool. I’m an only child, & reading posts like this is the only time, really, that I wish I weren’t – the way you describe her & your bond makes me long for something similar. But there’s no way to replicate that sibling relationship; it’s truly unique. You’re very blessed to be so close to her!

  4. what a beautiful post! I hope she sees this. :) Happy almost-birthday!

  5. aw this post is so sweet. love the love.

  6. You make me wanna have twins. Haha. So cute!!! One more sleep yeah!!!

  7. Happy Birthday San and Happy Birthday to your sister too!!!
    Have a great day!

    P.S.: love your post!

  8. alles liebe zum geburtstag, maus! HDGDL!

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAN!!! What a beautiful picture of the two of you, and what a beautiful gift to have a fantastic sister and to be one as well!

    Hope you have a great day!

  10. You are so blessed to have a sister…and even more because you genuinely love each other!

    Happy Birthday to both of you!

  11. Happy Birthday an Euch beide!!!

  12. What a lovely post about your sister. On what I’ve learned through your posts your whole family is so loving and wonderful! You are so blessed!

  13. I hope you both had a fabulous Birthday! :) You both are gorgeous!

  14. Happiest of birthdays to you and your sister, San! I love your close relationship – so special. :)

  15. this is the most adorable post ever! happy birthday

  16. I didn’t realize that you were a twin! What a special relationship to have with another person. I’ve always wished I had a sister, but a twin sister would be even better! I love that you guys have an almost psychic relationship. Very cool :)

  17. This is such a sweet post – you and your sister are so lucky to have each other and it’s wonderful that you have such an amazing bond! Happy (belated) birthday!

  18. I’ve always, always wanted a sister. You both are so beautiful! ;)

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