4.22.2011

Sister

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Sister gets home from Jerusalem today. I can't think about it without getting emotional. Four months might not seem like a long time, but it feels so long to me. People ask me what the hardest part about getting married is, and I would like to say that it is Kevin's way of not doing the dishes, or playing on his iPhone while I am talking to him, or extraordinary utility bills, but to be honest it would have to be not living with Jess, or knowing that I probably will never live with her again.

I love being married, and I love my husband more than anything. But anyone who has a sister I think knows what I mean when I say that there is something about waking up together and sharing a bathroom sink and coming home late and talking even later, and living on the trampoline and making up dances and lip syncs endlessly and fighting over clothes and practicing duets until we can't see the music because we are laughing so hard that a boy, no matter how perfect and hilarious and good to me is, can't really satisfy entirely.

"I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can't tell fast enough, the ears that aren't big enough, the eyes that can't take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone."
Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

I am so happy that today is my end to missing Jess. Words aren't enough.

13 comments:

M. said...

yayyyyy! so excited for you!
i just saw my sister for the first time in four months yesterday. so wonderful.

happy good friday!

xoxo

Sist and Sist said...

hooray for sists!!! :) God's wonderful blessing!

Diana Smith said...

I envy your relationship with your sister! I don't talk to one of my sisters, (her choice) and so I wish that I had the chance to be best friends with her!

Ash said...

Ohhh this makes me wish I had a sister! You are so lucky! And I love the quote from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Hannah DeVries said...

love that quote.

7upkels said...

i love that quote. i spent all afternoon browsing through all the quotes from that book and writing them in my quote book.

and i also love this post about your sister. jess reminds me of the hoedown throw down, and of course.. organ shoes :) haha

Shelby Lou said...

I'm excited for you! I loved seeing my sisters after being gone for a long time. We always have the best time together.

<3

Ana* said...

sisters rock... I have two sisters, one younger than me and the other one is older. They're my best friends so oh boy, I know the feeling

Brittany said...

Beautiful, all of it.

I'm seriously so excited to have my friends back too. They've been my sisters at school, and I'm not sure how this next phase is going to look without them.

And as for sisters--my sister is eight years younger and we couldn't be more different. But, I love that she's mine. I love that.

Priscila ° said...

I know a lot about missing the family. So that quote at the end got me -- I'm going to read that book this summer. Thank you!

Jalene said...

yay! so happy for you! i've never had a sister like that, but i wish i did!

Half Dressed said...

Aww this was such a lovely post. I hope you have a great reunion's with your sis, and enjoy spending lots of time with her :)

L x

Kimberly Geneviève said...

aw Mandy, this is incredibly sweet.