To My Sister: You Will Always Be My Best Friend

To My Sister: You Will Always Be My Best Friend

You know me inside and out. Every mistake, every fall, every time I got grounded and sent to my room- you were there. You were there when I had my first boyfriend, my first kiss, my first heartbreak. You were there when I lost my first tooth at 6, and when I got caught sneaking out at 16. You have seen me at my worst, and celebrated with me at my best; and through it all, you have never left my side.

I am so thankful for you- for having a forever best friend. There have been many girlfriends in my life who have come and gone; who have backstabbed me, dating my ex-boyfriends, lied and betrayed me. But through it all, I knew I would come home and have you. I would have the one person in my life who truly understood me and would never leave. I never felt alone or scared, because I had you.

Being your sister was always like having a sleepover with my best friend every night (Mean Girls, Bring It On, and Hilary Duff on repeat). I went to bed every night peacefully, knowing I had you to comfort me if I woke up in the middle of the night from a bad dream. I went to bed every night knowing I would always wake up to you. Now that we are older and living miles apart, I look forward to the visits and the sleepovers that once were a daily occurrence. I look back on our childhood with joy in my heart, forever thankful for the times we shared together.

There will never be anybody on this planet who gets me like you do. Our lives will continue; we will get married and have children- but you will always have a piece of my heart that nobody will ever be able to keep. You will always be my best friend.

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