Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Family Tree 3

Oh how I love my little sister! Sarah Bear, you are my sunshine!

Although she’s a student at Auburn University… I love her to pieces. (not everyone can be a DAWG!) Sorry, now that football season has begun, the rivalries tend to flair up. And, since we’ve both started the season out with a loss (Augh, I’m really starting to despise Gamecock fans: that’s you Dean, Neil, and anyone else who’s emailed me to rub it in)… the UGA/AU game could be interesting.

So, football aside… Sarah is a fantastic sister. We’ve got a bond. That “sister connection.” If you’ve got a sibling, you know what I’m talking about… it’s that “built in best friend” thing. You know that no matter what, they will be there for you (or, if you dislike your born-into-best friend… well, then they’re just there).

Sarah and I have never been similar to one another. In fact, we’re very different. I was the cheerleader, serious student, worry wart type. On the other hand, she was the swimmer, go to class to catch up with friends, have fun kind.

With a 4 year age gap, we were never close friends growing up. She was the pesky little person always in my business.

Now, that’s changed. We don’t see each other very often, but I love knowing she’s a phone call away. Thanks to cell phones and email, our family 4 some stays pretty connected. We may all live in different states (well, Mom and Dad are currently under the same roof… but, if Mom continues on the property acquisition train… they may soon live in separate states as well ;).. but, I digress. What I’m trying to get across is that we’re each very independent in our own lives. At the same time, we rely on each other for moral support, advice, a sounding board, etc... It’s a great family dynamic, really.

Sarah, you make me smile for so many reasons. I love the person you’ve become. *I'm posting these pics to make up for what you called, "a really sick picture of yourself."

1 comment:

Sally said...

You make a mom so very, very happy and all the Longs so very proud. I love you both. Thank you Ash. xoxox, Mom