there's an empty spot on my mom's wall upstairs where the following picture once hung. back in october, i asked my mom if i could borrow it to do a post. i came across the post this morning and decided now was a good time to get it done and get my mom back her picture. can you guess who everyone is?
20 years ago, i never would have believed that i would ever be best friends with the two sisters i constantly fought with. (maybe because i was the middle child and everyone picked on me. haha)
i remember fighting about who was going to wash the dishes and who was going to rinse. we banged on the wall that separated our bedrooms to try and shut the other one up. anytime we played the guess-what-song-i'm-humming game, we fought about what song we were really humming. (sometimes we'd switch the song up at the end)
i remember getting pushed off of a large pile of dry wall into a large pile of tumbleweeds. (she totally meant to do that) but i later returned the love by breaking jodie's pinky finger with a wrapping paper tube. (it really was an accident) i got kicked out of the room when jennifer's friends came over and usually got in trouble for sneaking clothes that weren't mine.
most of the time, we fought for no good reason at all.
and when we heard mom clear her throat, we knew we were in big trouble. :)
now fast forward... years later... my bestest friends are those two sisters. and at my home, my girls are arguing with each other.
"stay off my side of the bed"...
"mom, she's making too much noise
and i'm trying to do my homework"...
"get out of here, i was in here first"...
"i'm sitting in the middle"...
"i showered first last night, it's your turn"...
"stop looking at me"...
these are just a few recent ones.
and sometimes, when i'm walking down the hall into their rooms to see what all of the fighting's about, i find myself clearing my throat. i can tell them that when they get older, they will be great friends, but i don't think they'll believe me now.
. . . . . . . . .
i am so lucky to have two sisters that are so close.
that i can talk to everyday.
that i can walk around target with for hours.
that will join me for lunch at cafe rio with one quick text.
that love lots of food at family gatherings as much as i do.
that i can always trust and rely on to help me out whenever i need them.
and if that's not enough...
i am also lucky to have a sister-in-law that i have become such good friends with.
that i can learn from.
that i can run 5k's with.
that i can count on for a good laugh.
it doesn't get much better than this.