Best friends for life. My sister has always been there for me. Even when we were little and would argue with each other until we were practically blue in the face, she was there for me. Now that we’ve grown older, our relationship has gotten a lot stronger. And I know, without even the slightest bit of hesitation, that she has my back as I go through all kinds of stuff in life, just like I have hers. It’s not so much an obligation to help my family, but more so that she is one of my best friends — and I would do anything for my best friends.
But even when she holds my hand when I’m sad and tells me it’s going to be okay or laughs with me when I embarrass myself in front of strangers yet again, I don’t know how to thank her. It’s not that I can’t, or won’t, it’s that I don’t know where to start. Do I thank her for never judging me for being the person I am? Or for always being the positive one, because she knows there are good things to come in my future (even when it doesn’t feel like it at the moment)? And even if I did know where to start, I wouldn’t want my “thank you” to feel underwhelming or impersonal. If there was one thing I could do for my sister, it would be to show her just how much she’s helped me just by being in my life. When you think of all the people you’ve been there for, whether it was a sibling or a friend, did you ever realize the impact you made on their lives? Maybe, but probably not. Instead, you probably told them it was no big deal and that you would always be around to have their back. But when I think about everything my sister has done for me, even if it was just being awake late at night when I needed someone to talk to, I think about the magnitude of even just having her in my life. Without her, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. And even if we fight (which we most definitely will) or move far away from each other, I hope she knows that I will spend my life having her back too, as a way to thank her for having mine. Sisters you can count on (no matter what) are a rare breed, so if you have a sister like that in your life, count yourself lucky. And when you’re feeling sappy and sentimental like I am right now, don’t be afraid to call her up or text her and thank her for having your back. If you don’t have the words to express how you feel, these sister quotes will help you out. And when you’re all done being sappy, you can go back to calling each other nerds and stealing each other’s clothes. Because that is what sisters are for.