Ten years ago I got a sister-in-law. We are married to two brothers that live almost 2,000 miles apart.
I have only been with her in person seven times in these last ten years...we have probably spent around 24 days together out of the last 3,652.
Yet, she is one of my very best friends. We started emailing each other when we were planning their trip out here for Sean's birthday and seven years later we have continually emailed each other almost five days a week. Mostly about nothing and completely about everything. We have shared every happiness and every stressor.
She mentioned the word, "sistership" in one those many emails and it has stuck.
She is celebrating a ten year wedding anniversary today...but I just wanted to celebrate the ten year sistership anniversary too. Love you Steph.
A couple photo notes...It rained on her wedding day in Iowa and the girl from California was the only one with an umbrella. I don't know if that makes me wonderfully prepared Midwesterner or a total wuss California girl who needed an umbrella. And, yes, one the photos includes the great black eye of 2010.