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How My Sister Became My Best Friend By Becoming A Mom

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Photo Credit: Eliza Daniels

When my sister called and gave me the exciting news that I was going to be an auntie, I had no idea what was in store for me. The one thing that I did know is that my mother was going to be extremely excited…I mean considering the fact that my sister and I are both in our 30s, my mother didn’t care if we became pregnant by a convicted felon who had a tear drop tattoo or her church’s pastor, she just wanted to become a grandmother.

Since there is a five year age gap between my sister and I and the fact that we don’t share many common tastes, we weren’t exactly best friends growing up. Maybe that’s why I was kind of indifferent about having a baby niece or nephew. However, as the pregnancy progressed I found myself on the phone with my sister all of the time and wanted to know everything that was going on inside of her. On top of throwing in way too much medical advice, I even went as far as calling a psychic to ask if her delivery would go smoothly and if my nephew would be born healthy.

Well, the birth came and it went very well just like the psychic told me it would, and now I have a 5 month old nephew. Even though my nephew was and still is a wonderful gift, the biggest surprise was how much my sister and I grew closer through this experience. We find ourselves texting all day, FaceTiming, laughing uncontrollably, and even collaborated on a business venture recently.

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So now that my mother has her grandchild and the pressure is off me, I am grateful everyday for the most unexpected blessing…..becoming best friends with my sister.

XOX – Misee

 

 

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