Friday, August 22, 2014

Guest Post: Lizzie, sweet sister

As you all know by now, I am obsessed with my sister. She's my greatest friend and a source of true inspiration. I've actually had a few people ask me, "Will you sister ever write a blog post about you?" Today, I am so happy to share that Lizzie wrote a post for you all to read.
Thank you, Liz. Of all the things I get to be, being your big sister is and will always be my absolute favorite.

Meet Lizzie
I’m not much of a writer so please bear with me as I work out some kinks to my writing. Most things I write I make for my eyes only, a little notebook that I bury in the bottom of my junk bin, so this is very different for me.


I hold passion and love for very few things, some of them are my love for CafĂ© Rio pork tacos that by now I have made a weekly ritual, my passion for the medical field so much that I am now watching for the second time, Grey’s Anatomy (yes, all 10 seasons). One thing I have an unbelievable amount of love for is my sister, Katie. All of you have probably read the countless post she has written about me and now, with very, very big shoes to fill, it’s my turn to write about her.


From what I can remember I have always looked up to Katie, so much that when I was 5 years old I cut my hair into the exact same bowl cut she had, to no surprise it didn’t look as good on me as it did her. I envy everything Katie portrays, she is smarter than smart- not in the way where she would glide through a college Calculus 3 course but in the way where she knows a little bit about everything, she is beyond hilarious- I don’t think I could laugh so hard with anyone else, and she screams talent in every form.


Only 11 months older and I look up to her as if she is 11 years older.


With a rocky medical history, I feel like Katie has been there for me more than I could ever be there for her. During every trip to the hospital (which we have a lot of by now), she has always been the one I reach out to hold my hand. It’s now just a reflex, when I’m sick, she is by my side and I reach out my hand she is there waiting to hold it. On our trip to California last month I had fainted in Claire’s (so embarrassing and ended with a severe black eye), but in the moment that I woke up laid out on the ground with a circle of people around me and a doctor holding my head, all I could really see was Katie knelt down in front of me and as I have done numerous times now, I zoned out on the chaos going on around me and reached my hand out to Katie. By her wrapping her five fingers around mine, she is not only holding my hand but the parts of me that need holding on to. She has helped put me back together in more ways than one- helping me deal with heartbreak, being home sick, sicknesses, and so much more. With endless advice, laughs that will last a life time, and love that I will be eternally grateful for, she is now an essential part of me. A part I would not be able to glide so easily through my day without. I am blessed.


To my sweet sister, you are my rock. A true blessing and someone I couldn’t live without. I love you to the moon and back.
If you want to read more about our sisterhood, head over to my page, A Love like Sisters.


  1. I love your bond and your relationship. It's so beautiful. Speechless at the love you two share. I hope my daughters share this love and bond too.

  2. aaaaand I'm bawling. (I was wondering if she would write something!!) :) Love you girls as sisters... I never had one but feel like I've been given a glimpse into what it can be through the two of you. XO!!!

  3. You are both so lovely. I loved reading this.


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