This Thursday I am most thankful for my baby sister, Cayce Martel (lol, she doesn't like her middle name). She is three years younger than me - and I say "baby" sister rather than "little" sister because she is about 5 inches taller than me! We've definitely had a roller coaster relationship over the past 25 years but I couldn't imagine anyone else being my sister and best friend.
When I say roller coaster, I really mean a two-mountain climb. "What does that mean?" you ask? Here it is: when we were young, we were best friends. All throughout elementary school we were together - playing Barbies, building forts, riding bikes, going to the pool, etc. etc. We LOVED each other!
That was all of course before I went to middle school and thought I was too cool for my sister. And then there was high school. We went to different high schools, hung out with different crowds, and went in two different directions. See how one of us is blonde hair/blue eyed and the other brown hair/brown eyed?
Yeah, we are totally opposite in personality too. Where Cayce is outgoing, confident, and extroverted, I am much more shy and introverted. She has an awesome sense of fashion (for which I'm always asking advice) and is GREAT at juggling family, friends, and work - making time for everyone! She is also super hilarious and can ALWAYS make me laugh or feel better if I'm in a bad mood.
For instance, she was Snookie to a "T" at our last Halloween party - it was awesome. Luckily, once I went away to college and we had established ourselves independently, we got closer again. We now talk almost every day and I don't know what I would do without her. I still hear of instances where sisters aren't close or don't speak/hang out and I can't imagine that. I love my sister!
And she made a GREAT Maid of Honor, giving an amazing speech (making everyone cry of course), and doing what she does best: loving all those around her!
So although we are completely different, our differences bring us together in the end - and I can't imagine my life without her!
What are you thankful for today?
Attempting to keep it together 24/7,