She is more than a sister. She has come to my defense countless times at her own peril. She has been with me during the very worst times and during the very best times. She is what I remember in the aftermath of the bad times and she is what I remember of the celebrations.
I remember each time she came to my defense in family situations. She has always been a defender of justice, it’s not what she does, it’s who she is.
I remember having a smoke together as we walked out of the justice center, her having bought my freedom. I remember finally going to her after the break-in and how I was flooded with relief at her safety. I remember her sneaking around outside the delivery room when I had Elliet. I remember when she brought me food after I had Kenai and the turtle she brought that my daughter still holds while sleeping. I remember the look of pure joy on her face as Ziva entered the world.
I remember when she told me of her own worst memory and how I sobbed on the way home, mourning for her and for all girls. I remember the first time I found out I was pregnant and she said, “Well, that explains the second dinner.” I remember well how she put up with me in Winton Place even though I chain-smoked in the house and didn’t do my dishes or keep up with the dog hair.
I remember when I decided to get pregnant with Kenai because I wanted Elliet to have an Emily.
These are the things that make her my best friend. I told my husband when we were dating that she would always come first and he’s grown to accept that. My bond with her is as strong as that with my husband or my children.
She is kindness and love, she is responsibility and respect, she is truth and justice, she is empathy and compassion. She is my sister.


About Just Vegas

I'm a 30-something married SAHM which means the nightmare scenario that plagued my early 20's has become reality. Funny thing is, I kinda like it. I have 3 lovely daughters who are educated at home and at a part-time alternative school. I love animals and I love people (in the general sense, not everybody all the time). I have no income to speak of, I'm not crafty and I hate cooking. My skills include reading the internet, watching tv on the internet and conversing with people on the internet. I'm an armchair philosopher, spiritualist, agnostic, feminist, liberal, activist, political pundit and tv critic.
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5 Responses to Emily

  1. GiGi says:

    Oh, I have chills reading that. So sweet. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Emily says:

    I think you like to make me cry! Its nice knowing there is someone out there that I respect so much that thinks so highly of me…it makes me strive to be the best person I can be. You are the best sister I could ever imagine having and I’m happy your girls get to experience having sisters. I feel bad for all the woman out there that don’t have them cause they are amazing. Its like having a best friend for life. I can’t wait till I have my first baby and get to share the experience with you.

  3. Jac says:

    That’s really beautiful!

  4. Heather says:

    You have once again put into words what many of us know & feel. She is one good person. I am proud that she is who she is.

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