Today, I want to give a shout out to the person that growing up, I never thought I would call my best friend...my sister, Amanda.
Growing up, we had our fair share of arguments and disagreements. We had different interests, and we were two years apart. I thought she was a 'baby', and I don't know what she thought of me. I can clearly remember us being so mad at one another one time that I told my parents that I wanted her or myself to move out.
We made it through those middle/high school years, and I went on to college, and I honestly didn't think much about our friendship during those years. I had my friends at school, I dated, and I didn't come home frequently. She was doing the same...graduating from high school, attending college and making new friends. We spent our holidays together, and we were cordial, but we didn't have much of a 'relationship'.
Fast forward to now, and we are the best of friends. I talk to my sister at least a couple of times a week, but more often than not, daily, even if it's just via text or email and not a phone call. No matter what happens and how I'm feeling, I know that I can rely on her to pick me up when I'm down and listen to me I need her. She was there for the birth of both Weston and William, though she didn't quite make it for William's arrival, but she was there shortly afterward. As soon as we told her that I was in labor with William, she hoped in the car and headed to Athens from Augusta, so she could be there. That meant more to me than I can ever express!!
This week has been a trying and very tough week in more ways than one, and I just wanted to take the time today to thank my sister for being my best friend. I love you, Amanda!
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