Nothing is like family, trust me!!
I have to say as a family, my sisters brother and i did really appreciate the bond that we had. Everyday, at noon we would sit in our salon and share funny events that happened in class on the street as long as it made us feel happy again.
Well, those were really great days. But now that my older sister has traveled a 1000 miles away from home, I can’t help thinking about the good times we had together. It was our code that" Family comes first, in this life time everyone might bail out on you but you family wont!”
I really felt invincible with them around me. We would share happy thoughts, painful memories, dreams and hopes you name it. We are really a bunch on nut heads but we shared everything. AND that made every moment worth it all.
I remember once my oldest sister was on the pc listening to her music (which i called boring and out of time and space).She would repeat the whole George Strait play list over and over again. And once, i told her to put something we'd like to listen to other than THOSE OLDIES! She went out of her room came to where I was sitting took me by the butt, turned me over and bit it as hard as she could.
I swear her teeth went through into the bone. And I as a young adult shocked for the first time, ran to the kitchen almost crying myself to tears calling mom: "she bit me in the ass!!"
We started running all around the house and I’d say help me in every language i knew! That ached , but at that time i didn’t appreciate it. It felt out of place. But i have to say, after her leaving home, i miss all those weird moments we had as a family. Jumping all around the house, acting like serious nut cases .Now that she traveled, i miss all those moments i thought I’d never miss like her giving me a massage on my head when my head ached due to over studying. I miss going into her room when having bad dreams or being unable to sleep, and we'd chat in the room till six am or drink Nescafe and share all what's on our minds or simply she'd hug me to sleep.
I'd remember those beautiful moments for eternity and i wouldn’t trade them for anything. Though we had little outings we really enjoyed our life together. And i have to say it really helps when you have someone to share it with. MY mother and older sister being the wise people in my family always told me that family comes first and you wouldn't know how much they mean to you unless one travels abroad or you lose one of them (God forbid).
I miss those moments, but mostly i miss her more than ever. Even though we chat for hours everyday, it is really different to have her by your side , hug you when you feel down , and tell you life will get easier at some point .
If i learned something from this , it would be cherish every moment with your family and don’t let a single chance pass by without telling them how much they really mean to you. They might annoy you at some point, but trust me this is what sisters and brothers are for. When you experience what i have you will learn that your family is all what you've got...TRUST ME!