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A True Best Friend
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TITLE (EDIT)
A True Best Friend
DESCRIPTION
Story about the impact of my sister on my life.
[537 words]
AUTHOR
Colleen Klose
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[November 2002]
A True Best Friend
Colleen Klose

We have been through so much together and it has made us all the more closer. My sister Kelly and I are a year and two days apart and I consider her to be my best friend. She is a very caring person and she is also very open minded. I know that I could go to her with anything and she would never turn me away. She is truly inspirational.
Iíve been through so much in my life and I have my sister to thank for lifting me up through it all. I think the hardest thing I have ever faced in my life or will ever face for the rest of my life, was the death of my father. He was an amazing dad and a truly awesome person. I know that without my sisterís help, I would have never overcome that horrific obstacle. It helped to have someone that I was so close to be able to know exactly what it was that I was going through. At that point in time, Kelly was a shoulder to cry on, a voice of reason and ultimately a true best friend.
My sister has made her share of mistakes, but she always faces them straight up. She is so strong and never backs down from anything. When she was just nineteen years old, Kelly got pregnant. That is a very scary situation to face, especially in a world that doesnít really accept teen pregnancy, but even more so in a family that is extremely religious. Yet, she didnít take the easy way out or look for a way to solve her ďproblemĒ. Instead she faced it head on and became a responsible teen mother. In doing so, Kelly had to give up so much, like going out all the time, living away at school, and other such things that come along with college life. She even gave up playing basketball, a sport that she loves and which was so much a part of her life. After having her baby girl, Haylie, Kelly continues to go to school and also work part time. This to me is very selfless and amazing.
I know that I can tell my sister anything and never feel ashamed. She has sat many a night and listened to my tears over even the dumbest things and she always makes me feel better. I donít know how she does it, but a chat with her always picks me back up. She is the type of person who would drop anything to listen to me and there is absolutely no one in this world that knows more about me than Kelly.
Also, I know that I can ask her advice about anything in the world and she will be totally blunt with me. Thatís just her nature. She never sugar coats anything and even if she knows I donít want to hear what she has to say, sheíll tell me anyway. Kelly looks out for me in all I do.
I have no idea what I would do if I didnít have Kelly. She has made me the person I am today and is a wonderful and perfect role model in my life.

 

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