Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dear Tara

This is a letter in response to Tara's Letter in a previous post.

Your letter surprised me a lot. I never knew how you felt about my sensitivity. It's pretty funny, actually. Yes, I admit, I'm a big cry baby! But I'm pretty secretive about it. So shush!

Now that I'm older, I really see all that you do for the people you love. It's a lot to shoulder, and you do it all with ease, because you've been doing it for so long. It's your way of showing us how much you care and I really see that and appreciate it. I admire it too. You do things because you must, no complaints. It makes you a great leader, and I hope I can be like that some day.

I got over my freshman jitters because of you! You helped me through it so much. I admire that you have no doubt like the rest of us mortals do. You go through life knowing you can achieve anything you put your mind to. You went into law school without a doubt in the world that you would do just fine, and of course you do better than fine! Almost everyone who knows you loves you, Tara, because you're so great. You genuinely care about people, and I hate when the occasional person puts you down. You don't deserve to be treated that way by anyone.

You know how I always say I wish we were closer in age. It's so true! Although our 12-year age gap hasn't prevented us from being best friends, it would be so much cooler if we were the same age! Instead of you guiding me through life and giving me advise, I wish all three of us could be going through the same problems together! I wish I could have been one of the girls you and Tina confided in about your boy problems or whatever problems. Because you are the ones I confide in about those things, I only wish I could do the same for you guys and give back what you have given to me.

I'm happy at least that I had the chance of being your Maid-of-Honor in your wedding. It really meant a lot to me. Although I still grumble about not being a triplet, I'm happy that you and Tina are in my life and that, as the years go by, our bond gets stronger. I feel so lucky to have so many people in my life that love me unconditionally just as I love them unconditionally. We are each others' rocks and nothing can stand between us, of that I'm sure.

I'm sorry I was so distracted this summer to spend as much time with you guys as I used to, but some boy *ahem* was particularly distracting. But he and all my friends know that hanging out with my sisters is my favorite thing to do!

Although much of my childhood I've felt like an only child (only because you were off at college), I'm glad that I'm growing up and we continue to get closer. I love you guys so much I can't stand it!

I end this letter with four words of wisdom: Monopoly nights are epic!


Tara said...

Your letter is epic! Well said, Laura. I love that you responded to my letter!

We are basically triplets, so what's the diff? And it's good that we are 12 years older than you because if we weren't you'll miss out on our wise advice all these years. Yes, I AM wise!

Tara said...

Oh, btw, I can't believe all three of us blogged on the same day. September 1, 2009 will be another day that goes down in 3 Sisters history!

Tara said...

Even though you are 12 years younger than me, you help me all the time. I have a lot of problems, Laura! I need your help like always.