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the youngest sister, boris. her given name is laura maria but we all call her boris. she just got accepted to byu-i and is coming next fall! hooray, hooray! i cannot wait!
i'm still listening to little women. (in fact, i've limited listening to either the drive to work or the drive home and not both because i don't want it to be over yet.) "i could never love anyone like i love my sisters" and i couldn't. i can't really explain the love i have for my sisters and there isn't a word to describe it. we are bonded by equal parts love and heartbreak, equal parts a mother and a father, equal parts uncannily similar and completely different. they make me laugh or cry in one sitting and usually one because of the other. i've born my innermost feelings to them and been returned with the telling of their most appalling secrets. i am so proud of the lives my sisters lead. i love them for their strength and i love them for their weaknesses. i'm completely and utterly myself when with my sisters and they themselves with me. sometimes my sisters call me to tell me that they tripped in front of their neighbor and awkwardly recovered while holding back tears and we laugh for 10 minutes straight. sometimes i call them to cry because someone else made an announcement of something i want so badly and don't have and they are always there ready to pick me up when i feel broken.
"i could never love anyone as i love my sisters."
i love you, sisters.