In total gratitude for my sister...
Who gently puts forward choices and suggestions from the heart,
without "giving advice".
Who talks of her own dark times as if she's spent time in this same old crazy head of mine.
Who offers to jump in her car
and drive 2 hours
at 9 o'clock at night
to come all the way here
just to give me a hug.
Who understands who I am and who I'm not,
and who knows that I understand the same about her.
Who shows respect,
and even admiration,
Who knows when to make me laugh,
and when to just cry along with me,
and when to get angry for me,
but without blame,
because it won't always be this way.
Who is my pragmatic twin
but my emotional opposite,
and yet we are perfectly balanced.
And who, quite simply, just loves me.