After we both became adults we went through periods where we were friends and then we were enemies. We talked on the phone for hours or fought through letters that we actually had to mail. Then for whatever reason, something changed and we became best friends. We can go for days without speaking, texting or even emailing. We can go for weeks without seeing each other and yet friends we remain.
She is a strong woman, a tender and patient woman. She lives her life with passion. She has had a tough go of things over the last few years and yet she continues. She has up days and down days but keeps herself going for her boys. She has been a nurturing and loving mother to both of them and has made many sacrifices for both of them and puts their needs ahead of her own. She is very independent and tough on the outside but if you really know her, you know that she is a soft and easily hurt on the inside. I now look up to her. I'm not sure that I could handle some of the things that have happened over the years as well has she has.
I try my best to help out when I can. To help her and the boys, to be a good sister to her and a good friend as well. She is turn does the same for me.
Today will be one of the days that I will cherish. I treated her today to a day of pampering at a Day Spa. We arrived and had pedicures together, she then had a manicure and I had a set of acrylic nails done. She sat for an hour in the massage chairs and I hope forgot about everything for the afternoon. It's not often that we make the time to do things together. Between children, home and work there aren't enough hours to do things together. I enjoyed watching her be pampered today. She truly looked relaxed and content this afternoon.
It's days like today that remind me how lucky I am to have a sister!!!
I love you and am forever grateful that being sisters has made us friends!!!!!