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If someone had told me when I was twelve years old that my sister and I would be best friends in our 40’s, I wouldn’t have believed them. We fought like cats and dogs, at times we probably thought we hated each other. When our parents divorced we both lived with separate parents in different cities. We were only fourteen months apart in age, but worlds apart in every other aspect of our lives. She was the smart one, I was the cute one. Now she’s hot and I’m smart.  

After school we both went completely different directions (of course). She went to a presigious college out East, I joined the Air Force and ended up in California. After a few years we both married and began having children. She had three - I had eight.  

As time passed I became pretty religious. She went to church. When she went through a marital crisis, I wasn’t really there for her. She felt a lot of judgement coming from me - it could have been fueled by her own self-inflicted judgement, but nonetheless, she had to turn to others for her support.

Slowly we began communicating again. Then I went through a serious family crisis. I’ll tell you, my sister came flying to my aide. She stood beside me in all that I was going through. As things settled down for the both of us, we have found a new common ground with each other. One day she called me on her way home from work. The next day she called me. Now, if I don’t hear from her around 6:00 every day I wonder what’s happened.  

Now, we‘re both single moms. She is a high powered executive in Minneapolis, I’m an entrepreneur in Fort Worth. In just a few short hours I’m picking her up at the airport for a weekend visit. I can’t wait to see her! We have so much to talk about! It’s going to be a girlfriend weekend!  

After I pick her up we‘re going to a piano bar for a martini. Who would have ever thought I’d be having a martini with my sister? Tomorrow I’ve planned a fun girl day, beginning with sleeping in. Then we‘re going to Starbucks for lattes, followed by an afternoon at the spa. After the spa we‘re heading to the mall for makeovers, then to Neiman Marcus to try on shoes we can’t afford. How fun is that?! Tomorrow night it’s dinner (oh dear...I forgot to plan where we’ll have dinner)...I’ll come up with something. Then we‘re going to my favorite movie theater where you can get a movie and cocktails. Want a little wine with that popcorn? Then over for some salsa lessons at Glorias. We’ll probably collapse into bed.

I think I’ll go pick up a little bouquet of flowers for the vase beside her bed. My 18 year old has offered her room while my sister is in town, so I’m going to give her a fresh robe, some magazines, an inspirational book to read, and some candles.  

What do you think?  Any other ideas?


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      Angie08 wrote Jan 18, 2008
    • Oh my gosh this is so cute!! You are going to have so much fun. I can’t believe all the things you have planned!!! Ideas? Any more and you wont be able to stand! I think you’ve got an amazing line up. Is she there for the whole weekend?

      Through thick and thin, i think it is sooo important for siblings to stick together. While you may have had a rocky relationship several years ago, now is a time to celebrate how close you are. Its great to see that she was there for you when you were going through a tough time in your life, even though you weren’t close- this is what a true best friend and sister is there for.

      I am so happy for you and I can not wait to hear about your amazing girls day!!

      I love the flowers idea. I think that you should also take a picture with her when she’s there, and when she leaves have it printed and framed. You can then send it to her and she will be so happy.

      This way she will always wake up to a picture of best friends, and she will of course be reminded of her amazing trip, and o so tempted to come back!

      have fun!

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      Terri Camp wrote Jan 18, 2008
    • That’s a great idea about having a picture taken! Maybe I should take the camera with me on all of our adventures.  Do you think she’d mind if I take her picture with black stones on her back?
      I’m not real good at taking pictures, but if I force myself I just might be able to do it.

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      Lisa Hyman wrote Jan 18, 2008
    • ...I think you thought of everything except chocolates on her pillow!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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