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13 reasons your sister is the very BEST gift your parents ever gave you
Can you think of any other reasons your sister is the absolute best? - photo by Rita Luciano
My sister is my best friend and the only person who truly understands why I am the way I am. I dream of running away with her and driving off into the sunset for an adventure filled with laughter and good food with the most wonderful person Ive ever met.

I am a single mother, and I cried the whole time I delivered my child. My sister was my rock. I would be lost in this world without her. We have had terrible fights but we work them out every time.

She saved me when I was struggling with my depression. I saved her when she was struggling with her issues. My sister really is the best gift my parents ever gave me. Wait, shes older - Im the best gift my parents ever gave my sister.

Here are 13 reasons your sister is the best gift your parents ever gave you:

1. She will keep you honest

When we want to hide from the truth, sisters are there to point out the facts. Whether we want to hear it or not, sisters are always there to help you out and be completely honest.

2. Your sister will make you laugh

She'll make you laugh, and she'll laugh with you. Whether you're laughing hysterically because she fell down the stairs or she told you a hilarious joke, sisters have perfect comedic timing.

3. Sisters are a foundation

Like the structure of a building, she holds you together when you need it the most.

4. She thinks shes smarter than you

Although it's adorable, it's a common misconception for many siblings. Your sisters need to be smarter keeps you on your toes and constantly learning. Your sister is making you smarter.

5. A sister will teach you how to fight

She will teach you to fist fight or how to debate to the death. There are few sisters that will just give up when they think they are right or something belongs to them. You will learn to defend yourself.

6. Sisters often become your second mother

Sisters always have your back and want to take care of you. Depending on the situation, this can be really great. You know she'll always be there, especially during the hard times. She might even offer a voice of reason or an over-protective opinion. You might not always appreciate it, but you will someday.

7. She is loyal

She's probably mean to you at times and you drive each other crazy, but if anyone tries to mess with you she will be there to defend you.

8. A sisters kindness is a special thing

They will help you and hold you when you need them the most.

9. Sisters will teach you how to cope

You and your sister had so many times and situations where issues didnt work out the way you thought they should. You had to learn how to cope and deal with the results. These coping skills will serve you well in adulthood.

10. Your adult sister is generous

She will share with you and loves making you happy.

11. She protects you

Sisters will try to keep you out of trouble to the best of their abilities, and they will be there if (and when) you need them.

12. You always had a friend growing up

Sure, there were times you were enemies but you were friends more often than not.

13. She is your confidant

You can tell your sister anything and everything, and you know all of her secrets as well.

Your parents gave you a wonderful gift when they gave you a sister. If you havent talked to your sister in a while, give her a call. Your sister survived the same childhood you did. She was there for you and you were there for her. Tag your sister in the comments and let her know she means the world to you.