Friday, July 13, 2012

Sisters. Sisters.

My sister, Marnie, and I are just a year and six days apart.
My Birthday? August 27. Hers? September 2.

To be honest, I was a really mean older sister to her.
I wouldn't let her be friends with my friends.
I wouldn't let her borrow my clothes.
I often said mean things to her.
I turned her away when she was nice to me... thinking she was annoying.
I thought she was trying to bother me, but little did I know.
If I could do it all over, I would.
We didn't actually become real friends until I moved away to attend college.

We've now been "friends" for 7 years, and I'm so thankful.
Last year, Marnie cried while she toasted me at an event.
The things she said were so sweet.
So beautiful.
She said she always wanted to be like me.
She always looked up to me.
She always thought I was the perfect older sister.
It made me so proud to be her older sister.

I'm so blessed to have a sister like mine.

In just 49 days, my little sister is going to be married to the man of her dreams.
I can't wait to toast her, as her sister and maid of honor, on that special day.

In fact... she says I have to write out my toast...
Hey sister, are you sure I can't just use this?


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Taylor Grace said...

I think I got chills about three times reading this. Very sweet!

Carly said...

Aw, this made my morning! Great post!


Anonymous said...

Aw! I feel the same way too. I was (and sometimes still am) really mean to my little sister. She can get really annoying.........But I love her and I guess I have to put up with her! lol.


Oh and who won the giveaway? Or did you already anounce that?

Abbey said...

This reminds me of how me and my older sister used to be! We are 15 months apart and we acted the same way. When we had friends over, we weren't allowed to talk or play with them. We didn't like to share our toys. We were mean. She always said I was adopted from China. :( It wasn't until my parents split up that brought us closer and then...we also grew apart again due to medical reasons. But now she will be getting married next year [not in the states] and you are so much more positive about your sister and I loved this post. :) If you ever want another sister, I've got four! haha.

Becca said...

I was able to be my older sister's maid of honor. That was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Especially since I got to put in my speech that my sister had persuaded me with her line, "I'm not going to get married." ;)

Kay said...

Sisters are the very best! I think the relationships you have with you sisters are even MORE important as we are adults, seriously!

Tiffany said...

Such a sweet post! Linking up for the first time!


Sammantha said...

Oh goodness, I can't imagine the waterworks that are about to happen at her wedding. With your writing skills? Please, no one stands a chance lol

Priya said...

This is really sweet Aunie! I have two sisters and I cannot WAIT for us to get married! I was always the nice younger sister though, they were the mean older ones haha! It's great that your friendship with your sister just gets better as you get older. Congrats to Marnie!

perfectly priya

Freya Lily said...

My sister would never admit this but she was the mean older sister too! She never wanted me around so when she started wanting to be friends a few years ago it was totally weird!!

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#mommylife said...

aw that's sweet. I was the same way to my middle sister..but maybe worse? :( If she came to a party I would make sure she left because "she didn't need to be there, too young to be doing that" is what I often said. I was so mean :( And yes if I could go back and do it all over again I would too. Good luck on your speech! :)

grace said...

i love this post! so sweet! it makes me want to go be nice to my little brother... he can be SOOO annoying sometimes, but in the end i want to have a good relationship with him, like you have with your sister.

Gesci said...

This is so sweet! It really is funny how family dynamics can change- and often for the better- when the containment issue changes! My oldest sister, who's eleven years older than me, was always the second "adult" in our house as I grew up. After she moved out, got married, moved to MI, we only talked periodically (I was 13 when that happened). They moved back to GA when I was 16, and suddenly she became a friend- a smarter, sarcastic, smack-me-in-the-head when I was stupid friend. I feel like she's been two entirely different people in my life- but two people who each mean a whole lot to me!!
Sounds like a great toast to me! Post/toast/schmost, right?!?! :)

Shelby said...

My sis and I are less than 2 years apart. This post made me smile:) We don't always get along, but we love each other!!

Shelby xoxo

Elisabeth Gee said...

I've felt that way towards my sister too. I always thought she was annoying, but truly, she's a great gal. :)

Jess said...

This is so sweet! I just wrote a post about my sisters too. The bond between sisters is so special, I absolutely love it!

Janna Renee said...

You two are just presh! I am definitely closer to my baby sister now, and I love it!

Kristen Victoria said...

i was the same way with my younger sister!! But I got served the same stuff from my older sister... I love being friends with them now. Congrats to your sister getting married! How exciting!

Jamie said...

Aww so sweet! I wish my sister and I were close like you and yours :)

Em said...

this is the sweetest:) it brought tears to my eyes!
God bless you two:)