She left for college and I was releaved. When it was time for me to go off to college, she convinced me to attend where she attended and I obliged. I knew I was in for some hazing from my sister, but like when we were kids, she was convincing. I am happy to report, her antics stopped.
Over the years, the two of us formed a friendship. She became my confidante and my tour guide when I lost my way. I have been on plenty of literal "ledges" and she has always talked me down. There are still times when I notice my favorite shirts or purses are missing and when I see her again, she will be wearing them, but there is no way I can repay her for the valuables she has placed in my life.
My awful sister came for a quiet visit this week. Over mimosas and movies, we laughed and remained around each other for a couple of days and although we didn't discuss much, her presence spoke volumes. I once told my sister, we have to be sisters, but we make the choice to be friends. I am so glad she is my friend and not as awful as I once thought!