As I get I get older, family and friends that have become family are of utmost importance to me. I grew up an only child and my parents divorced when I was 11 years old so I have a very small family. My bff of 21 years and partner in crime, Mona has become my Big Sis.
It’s a great feeling to have a big sister. Growing up, I always wanted a sibling and told my parents one day while we were driving somewhere in East Vancouver. They told me to pray for a brother or sister. I did but to no avail.
Almost 2 years ago before I moved, I was enduring a horrible situation where someone was breaking into my apartment. No matter how many times I spoke about it, Mona listened when no one else did. She stood by me and believed everything I told her. That is true friendship. That is love.
Mama Izumi told me that everyone needs someone they can trust but it doesn’t have to be a family member. I am fortunate and grateful that I have 2 such people – her and my Big Sis.
I hope that you have at least one such friend or family member and enjoy this Family Day long weekend with them. Show them that you care and tell them that you love them. You don’t know when they will be gone…