My older sister (never use the word 'big' when describing a pregnant woman..older sister.. not big sister) is my best friend. Our closeness is one that no one can compete with. How could they? Here is this person.. who knows everything about my life from the time I was little. A person who understands why I do the things I do.. or react emotionally to certain situations or comments.. she gets me. There is no better feeling in the world than the feelings of being 'gotten'. It gives you a sigh of relief to have your feelings instantly validated.. because that person gets it.. you don't have to work hard to explain. Most of the time we don't even need words. She is my 'anyway friend' ...she knows my secrets.. she knows my flaws.. she knows the worst parts of me.. and she loves me anyway.
I am blessed enough to be able to say that I am the reason Jess prayed for her second child to be a girl. The relationship we have is one that she wanted for her daughters. Enter Clara. Clara and Cadence are already best friends. Yes, they fight... they cry.. they get angry with each other.. but isn't that what constitutes a true best friend? Someone that you can show every emotion to, no matter how ugly, and still come back at the end of the day to unwavering love. I have seen multiple friendships end by people becoming roommates. This is typically due to lack of communication. People hold back thoughts and feelings. Most of us are somehow trained to do this at some point in our lives. You don't want to upset anyone. You don't want to seem too sensitive. It is different with a sister. With a sister you can just (as Queen Elsa would say) let it go.
I was definitely the annoying little sister at one time (and occasionally still am). I took her stuff without asking (still guilty). I tried to be friends with her friends (we have all of the same friends now)... I wanted to be just like her. Going back to the simplicity of childhood.. I still want to be just like her. I love who she is. Maybe this is why being a part of the photography business feels like such a blessing to me. I get to tag along.
Jess & I have been roommates our whole lives. There are only a few years that we didn't live together. We shared a bedroom.. then a dorm room.. then a house.. and now a home. I am so blessed. I live with my sister. My mom & younger sister are fifteen minutes away. My brothers and dad are less than an hour away. TJ's parents treat me like their own. My family keeps growing. My dream is to have a family business that gets so big that we have to hire everyone in the family. Dream big! Have some faith.
Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.