I have two sisters. An older sister and a younger sister. I've always been closest to my younger sister - prob because we grew up together. I remember when we were little, she'd follow me around and I'd get so aggravated w/ her because of it - I regret that now. I taught her how to cheer, do cartwheels and such, and she was always my little guinea pig when it came to practicing new back bends and flips and things. She loved it... and I'll have to say, she was always really good at it. She could do the splits like nobody's business... even the Chinese splits, which I never mastered. I have a photo of her doing the Chinese splits in our front yard... I wonder if she remembers that stuff. She called me Nauni when she was little.... she couldn't pronounce my name. It used to irritate me... but now when I think back to it... it was so sweet and I wish she still called me that. I love her more than she knows.
My sister and me... well, we have a volatile relationship sometimes. I think all sister's have that in their lives at some time or another. I think our relationship tends to be like this because 1) we know each other so well and 2) we are completely honest w/ each other even when it makes the other mad. If I'm mad, I tell her. If she's mad, she doesn't hesitate to let me know. We scream and yell at each other sometimes, and we've even been known to slam down the phone and vow never to talk again. But, three days later, we're on the phone as if nothing happened.
She's a Cancer... so she keeps a lot of things inside. Things hurt her more than she's willing to admit and w/ me being a Virgo... well, I tend to be snappish w/ her and judgmental. And... I can also be aloof and not very forthcoming which is difficult for her to understand. About a month ago, we got really mad at each other and again, got into an argument. This time, it's taken about three weeks for us to make up. We're in that stage right now.
My sister can really make me laugh. She's so funny and says the funniest things I've ever heard... which I love. She and my husband are the only ones that really make me laugh... and you should see them together. It's hard to keep a straight face - especially when playing Scrabble! ;) Gosh, we had some of the best times playing Scrabble back in April! My sister likes to take credit for thinking of words and then won't let you forget it. If you win after she's done this... oh gosh... it never ends! You will never be able to forget that she helped you!!! She also likes to walk around to everyone in order to see their letters and thinks that she can help everyone out... when it just isn't allowed! ;)
Anyway... sometimes it's hard for us because for as well as we know each other, we still, at times, don't understand each other. She doesn't understand things I do or say and I don't understand some things she does or says. But even still, I love her more than words can express. I always have and always will.
Funny when you're so far away things tend to get so much more serious. When I was in the States, I didn't see them all the time. I lived in Texas and she, her family and my mom lived in California and still do. Sometimes it would be a few years before I'd go there for a visit or vice versa. Same as here, but it feels different because I'm outside the country. My mother doesn't like me living here, my sister doesn't like me living here... really, no one does. Which makes things difficult at times.... especially w/ so many things going on in the world... like they are now. My mom is so fearful of WWIII happening and feels that this isn't the best place to live.... and if I show the least bit of unhappiness... my sister, especially, wants me us to come back immediately. When I lived in Texas, this didn't happen. If I was upset, mad, or unhappy... then it was part of life and things would get better. Now, being so far away - across the world pretty much - it just isn't the case. I understand... but it's difficult.
But I'm getting off topic w/ this... but really, it all seems to blend in and become one, oddly enough.
Back to my sister - she called me this morning and we talked for a while. Again, she made me laugh to the point of almost crying... and it made me really happy. She reminded me that she's still somewhat mad at me (she always likes to do that - remember Scrabble), said she's saved all the emails I sent and even re-reads them (the mean ones)! and wanted to know how I could ever imagine going on w/ life and not talk to her! Well, she's right. I couldn't imagine it. I couldn't imagine not talking to her, my dear sister. Sometimes, she'll remind me (she did this morning) that she's my half-sister (she has a different father than me)... but it doesn't matter. In my eyes, there is no difference. Maybe w/ some ppl it would matter, but it doesn't w/ me. She'll always be... no matter what... my sister. Not half sister, but SISTER.
So... I dedicate this post to her. My little sister (she always hated my saying that! ;) ).... someone I love and someone who means the world to me. Oh yeah... her birthday was just last month and I didn't say this the right way.....
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !!!!!!!!!!
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear sister, happy birthday to you, and many more on Channel 4!!!!
and.. for the one thing I haven't done in forever is my favorite joke to hit her w/:
Q: What's invisible and smells like carrots?
A: Bunny farts! :) (just for you jahooni!)