I think on Day 1 I said that I am one of three girls.....and if I didn't, i just did! I have an older sister and a younger sister, yes I am the middle and yes I totally have middle child syndrome (and I am the funniest).
Jen (the oldest) and I have a very friendly relationship. She is definitely one of my best friends. We think very similarly and have many of the same opinions. I was the classic little sister that wanted to be just like her big sister when I was younger. Everything Jen did, I did. It was cool having a role model like that until we started fighting. That phase in our life didn't last long though. We started hanging out socially when I was a freshman and she was a senior. It was awesome until she graduated and left me. I remember the first day of my sophomore year, I walked into the school and realized all my friends were in college. But that was a long time ago. Because we were sisters we saw each other enough, but because we were friends, we would make plans together. She has done a lot in her adult life from getting a degree, running a pizza place, selling fabric, starting her own home decorating company to now planning events. Jen has quite the eye for fashion and she has a great ability to make a bunch random crap look amazing as someone's centerpiece at their wedding. She can make anything look great. Beyond her decorating artisiness, she can draw....I remember trying to recreate her art when I was younger (which was an epic fail). She is also musical. We all were but she was definitely the best at piano. You can see her connect with the notes while she plays...it is still great to watch her. Jen has great patience too and because of that she is a great Aunt. She got married in 2008 to a man she met in 1998. They are happily married which is actually kinda funny because most of their early 20's they agreed that they didn't need to join the institution of marriage to be committed and happy....haha....hippy.
here). She is the first to admit that she is a nerd in all of her nerdly glory., in fact her and her fiance drove across the country to attend ComiCon in San Diego acouple years ago....and no, not for the gaming side but for the comics and Star Wars side. I am so proud of Lauren, I have seen her low but rise to the highest high. She is getting married this summer and I am so happy for her.
Both of my sister's are wonderful and when we are together it is a fun time of making fun of each other, laughing, reminising, crying and sometimes a politcal debate. Regardless of how often we fight (ahem, Lauren and I) or don't see life in the same way, they are both guarenteed people that I can confide in and trust. It is fun being in the middle, I get to be the little sister and the proud big sister at the same time. I know them both in such different ways than they even know each other, that besides being the funniest....I think I am the luckiest too.
(that last sentence was pretty effing sappy)