As a child, I was never one to hide behind my mother’s dress.
Independence often overrode my ability to accept help from others.
For example, speaking in front of others, social events, and academics tend to be areas of strength for me.
I have discovered many downsides to this attitude, however.
When her career reached its apex, she dated creative, successful, handsome high-powered and high profile brothers.
She was what I thought was the epitome of success at that time: a Buppie. ...ollowing in my sister's footsteps, I began learning from her experiences.But overall, a sister is the best gift your parents can give you.Not only does it offer two closets (or more) to choose from when you're growing up, but as it turns out, having a sister is beneficial to both your physical and mental health, too.Confidence and independence also allow me to present myself in a genuine manner in... If I am a respectable individual, they will desire respectability.Not only does this pressure keep me in line, but it keeps Meghan, Owen, Maddy, Gracie, and Anna in line.Ever since I can remember, my big sister Barbara has been my heroine, my role model and, when needed, my substitute mother.She's beautiful, sweet, intelligent, funny and loving.As someone with a sister, I can attest to the fact that it is, indeed, amazing.Yes, they can be a bit of a pain sometimes (especially when you're dealing with a younger sister who just won't leave you alone when you're little) and of course, sibling rivalry just comes with the territory.That's more inspirational to me than any Sunday sermon - as she is one who sincerely lives in the word, even when it's difficult for her. She's still my heroine and more evolved than I would be in her position: She has no bitterness towards the Missouri Synod, which still does not ordain women.