The Unbreakable Bond of Two Sisters

Kate - Somerset, Massachusetts
Entered on December 21, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: family
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I believe that the bond held between two sisters can never be broken, no matter the changes in life. We all experience new chapters in our lives that may bring us away from those that we love, but no matter the distance, I believe there is always a way to make it all work.

My younger sister and I are only seventeen months apart and have grown up with each other, side by side. All throughout our lives, we have done everything together; from playing the same musical instruments to sharing the same dentist appointments. Ever since I could remember, we have always told each other everything and anything; sometimes even finishing each other’s sentences. Whenever one would struggle or find themselves in a dilemma, the other would be right there to help pick them up. Wherever one of us went, it was assumed the other would be close behind. Although two different people with our own unique personalities, we still associated with the same people and might as well have been born on the same day.

Sure we have our little fights here and there. After all, what sisters don’t? Nothing seemed to challenge our relationship, not until the time came for me to leave for college. Although I was not very far, it still took its toll. We went from seeing each other every day to seeing each other every couple of weeks. Naturally, I found a new group of friends and coincidentally she did too. My first two weekends’ home we did not see much of each other since she was always out with her newly formed friends. Slowly our relationship began to dissipate.

I held resentment towards my sister, my best friend. I was angry at the fact that she did not want to spend every moment possible hanging out with me when I was home, something that I expected her to do. So when that did not happen I was more than disappointed, I was hurt. When I finally decided to tell her how I felt, the situation ended up turning into a huge fight. We went weeks without talking, and for the first time in my life, I felt like my other half was missing.

The separation became too much to handle, almost unbearable. So one day I decided to give her a call. That one call ended up turning into a two hour long conversation about all the things we had missed over the month of not speaking to each other. It was like nothing had ever changed, like I had never left. For at that moment it felt as if everything was back to normal.

I realized then that no matter the distance, no matter what changes may occur in my life, I will always have my sister. I believe that the bond I have with her as my best friend, will always be with me, every step of my life. This is something that I am truly grateful for.