My Sister And Best Friend

My sister and I wasn't always friends, growing up. We were rivals and use to fight like cats and dogs! But, in our teen years, we had buried the hatched (and no, not in each others backs! =p), and we became close friends. :-)

From our teens, we've been through so many hardships together. I was the one always encouraging her in her life dreams, which I didn't think it was much. She has helped me much more, even though I'm the oldest and she the baby of the family. I went through many traumas in life... was hit with deep depression, suicidal attempts, anger, and PTSD. But she just wouldn't leave me alone to suffer in it.

One year, I was so at the end of my rope, I decided to check into a mental hospital. I called 911, packed my things, and waited for the paramedics to show up. I was ready to go, as they pulled up, all tears and afraid... as I hadn't left my house in over 6 years then. My sister was angry with my mother then, had her music blaring in her ear in the next room, but noticed me leaving for the door. She said, "Are you going?" I said, "Yeah, I need to.", tears falling. And she turned off the music and said, "I'm coming with you!" She got on her shoes quick and left with me... she didn't even have money to get back home with! :-o

In the hospital, being admitted, I was a wreck. They let my sister stay with me, during the process. And while I was waiting to get admitted, in this tiny and cold room, I cried and said to her, "I'm so sorry that I'm such a screw-up. I'm worthless." And she said, "If it wasn't for you, I would have never went back to school, I would have never gotten my degree, I would have gave up on life, a long time ago. So, you're not a screw up and you're not worthless! If it wasn't for you, I would have died a long time ago." That made me cry harder. :-(

Then I had to be transferred to another building. The paramedics came again, and as I got into the back of the bus (the ambulance), I saw my sister standing there, lost and trying to figure out what to do next. That's when tugged the sleeve of one of the paramedics and asked, "Can my sister come too?" They were very nice and said yes. So, my sister tagged along with us. She spoke up for me and asked my doctors many questions. And I was so happy that she got a ride home, from our cousin. So, she wasn't stranded. :-)

That was the start of me breaking my depression and suicidal tendencies. I have been without both, for over two years now. And I couldn't have gotten through it all, without her support! This is why I keep fighting and moving forward, for her! My sister means the world to me! I love her much! :-)

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14 Responses Nov 12, 2009

Such beautiful heart wrenching story! Sisters are angels in our lives, glad you've come through fine now with her help, you have a big motivation to start to see her happy for many more good times to come and more love to receive as years go by! Treasure her and continue being the best sister u've been to her.. God Bless! Btws I too was on very bad terms with my sis for a couple years not so long ago, but today she's a very big emotional support!

This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing :)

Your story moved me, I only wish I had a sister like yours. I'm an only child, who was raped
by my father... God bless you both.

that's beautiful. just so.. breathtaking.. I was looking forward to some girl-on-girl action and then when I realized that Oh crap, its something else.. but your words had such a profound gravity on my cognition.. I couldn't stop reading.. didn't want to.. and when I got to the end I wash just washed away in nostalgia.. and started writing this.. haha I honestly though you were gona make a girl on girl confession that you had with your sister.. but reading your experience was worth every excitement in the world... I'm proud of you girls.. I have a sister too, and she cares for me like a mother.. but she doesn't have any respect for me.. doesn't seem to think that showing it would be important at least. I have fallen silent on her.. she's coming home from california though, pregnant.. yay! cant wait! maybe I'll speak to her but its only because the baby made me forgive her.. <br />
but your story was the most touching of them all.. I don't believe in a God, but I hope you think it nice if I say God bless you? peace

That is a very beautiful, compelling story. <br />
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It is wonderful to have someone in the family who can truly reassure you that you're not the horrible things you believe yourself to be.<br />
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And you're really not the horrible things you believed you were.

Incredible story. I'm glad you and your sister have an amazing relationship.<br />
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Thank you for sharing it.

Wow.. your sister is very nice.. and she carries almost as good as Indian family values.. :)<br />
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Do u guys know, Indian children never leaves their parents, stay with them, give them company and always obeys them.. Also, the siblings love each other too.. They have several cultural occasion that binds even closer.. :)

Such a beautiful story,I'm glad you two have each other. Hugs

Ooh I didnt know this story was about me *runs away and hides under a rock*<br />
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I love ya too sis! I'll always be here to help you out as much as I can. You just have to find me under a rock now hehe.

A terrific story. Hugs to you and Mimsy2!

Thanks for sharing this! I always wished I had a little sister and your story explains why.

I feel the and your sister give me hope as well. <br />
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I really wish more siblings could find that special lifelong friendship and love that they can bring to each other. And you're matter what happens...we'll always be there for each other....always. :D

That was such a beautiful story...I feel so lucky that I too have an amazing sister and a great relationship with her. It's sad that having a close relationship with a sibling seems to be rare these days. A sister's love....there's nothing better!!! :D

Shadow... Life is an interest set of circumstances, isn't it? Some have it one way, others an entirely different way and no matter what... we all have to get through it somehow and some way.<br />
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Sometimes, we just feel that we can't. Sometimes we just feel that we won't... but more than anything I want to say that I am happy that you didn't let either of those sentiments win. It takes a lot to share a story like this openly. Thank you for opening up. Thank you for sharing with me.