To My Friend Who Became My Sister and My Sister Who Became My Friend

By Shaeleigh Schmidt
Blog Content Contributor

Both of you have played such valuable roles in my life, in different but equally important ways. Both of you have seen me at my absolute worst and my very best. Y’all have always been the people who can annoy me the most, yet the people who I know will always be on my side.

sister friend
Friend [noun]- 1. Someone who knows the real you, but loves you anyway. 2. The family that you got to choose. Photo via Megan Bandstra.
My sister–you have been there for almost my whole life, and I’ve quite literally always been in your life. We’ve definitely had our ups and downs, and I can honestly say you’re the only person I’ve ever been in a physical fight with. You’ve tattle-tailed on me, gotten me grounded, stolen my stuff, and annoyed me beyond all belief. But on another hand, you’re the one person who can relate to me about our very dysfunctional, but perfect family. You’ve been there through my awkward phases, my heartbreaks, my mood swings, and you’ve seen the very worst sides of me- but you still love me. I always knew that I’d have you around forever, I mean you are my sister; but I never realized that in the midst of everything that you would also become one of my very best friends. You are hands down the best gift our family ever gave me.

To my best friend–I still remember when we first became friends. We were so nice to each other and polite, we even treated each other like a guest when we were at one another’s houses. That ship definitely sailed at some point, seeing as you have a key to my house and talk to my family almost as much as I do. You’ve been my best friend, my confidant, my partner in crime, my chauffeur, my roommate and even my worst enemy at times. I can always count on you to tell me the truth even if it’s not what I want to hear. I know I can call you in the middle of the night to rant to you, and I know that you’ll never judge me. You have been so many things to me since our friendship started, but most importantly you have become family to me. I never want to do life without you.

I can’t imagine my life without either of you in it; I can’t imagine the person I would be without the impact that y’all have made on me.

Featured photo via Megan Bandstra.

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