A Sister’s Friendships

Stacy - Greenville, North Carolina
Entered on September 22, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
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A Sister’s Friendships

Friendships, what exactly are they? Friendships to me mean having someone that I can always count on, whether times are good or bad they are always there. In my lifetime I have had different categories of friendships, whether it was my family members, or people I met throughout my life, but one that has always been there by my side would be my sister.

I believe that friendships are important to me because those individuals have always been there for support through the rough times in life, and there to celebrate with me when the good times come around. Throughout my life I have had many friendships to come and go, some good, some bad, but through it all I still realize that they were important to me in one way or another. Looking back on my life, one time that was memorable to me was when my father passed away when I was twelve years old. Everyone knows around this age your emotions are already going crazy; you’re trying to figure out who you really are, preparing or going through puberty, etc. Well to put the icing on the cake, so to speak, my father passed away. Death for kids, especially when it’s a parent, is a really hard situation to cope with. I can look back and remember the times I would break down and cry just by thinking “why did it have to be my dad.”

The one thing that always kept me strong though this hard time in my life was my sister. She is four years older than me, but we still share a very strong bond. I can remember just times that she would give me words of encouragement that always seemed to make me better. Still to this day my sister and I are close; anything that is bothering me, she is there for me, and when it’s time to party, we party together. Being in college you after find a lot of times when you can’t work as much as you would like to, but anytime that I needed anything, I could alwa6ys count on my sister, basically she was always there for me.

I believe friendship is a very important aspect of my life and I know without her in mine, I wouldn’t be as strong of a person as I am today.