My little sister is 7 years younger than me. The first 15 years or so of her life we were not exactly the closest. She’s very sweet natured, but more emotional than I am, and often was a bit more “high maintenance” and needed more attention growing up. Due to the age difference, I saw her as an annoyance often.
(Don’t worry- this isn’t a sister-bashing session!)
Once she began to enter later teen years, our relationship started to grow. In fact, I now consider her one of my closest friends. I truly hope the boys grow up to be as close as she and I are.
She has grown into such a beautiful, intelligent, compassionate, and strong young woman. I’m very proud of her. She is amazing with the boys and they absolutely adore her! Now, keep in mind that she is a 21 year old college student and she chose to drive 3 hours this weekend to spend time with us. What college student does that!? And she comes as often as she can. Thankfully we see her once a month usually.
I can’t wait to see the kind of mother she will be one day. She is certainly the best Auntie I’ve ever known!