Flipping through old family albums it is quickly obvious she was my first friend.
The Sister and I had our moments when we’d fight, and there were periods of sibling rivalry, but we have always been tight… as you can see from this Headlock of Love.
Was it flattering or annoying how much I wanted to be just like her?
We even had matching tennis tans!
By the time we were in junior high, we were really and truly friends. It was great to always have each other to hang out with when we were on vacation. Even if it was only in our Aunt’s wood-panelled basement in Montreal.
When I was in grade 7 and The Sister was in grade 9, she was only allowed to go to the local hang-out after a school dance if she took me along. Of course, Mom and Dad gave me instructions to observe all suspicious activity and report back to them.
I immediately turned double agent and disclosed my mission to The Sister. This garnered me some serious cool points and I became a full-fledged member of her gang of friends.
I tease Mom and Dad about this, but they really are the reason we became best friends. Now we trust each other with our lives.
We have stood for each other as we have married and are godmothers to each other’s firstborn.
This beautiful woman has been beside me for 40 years and I know she always will be. This is love.
Are you close to your siblings?