Friday, October 22, 2010

When your younger sister gets married before you.

   Movies have been made surrounding this topic because it hits home to many women in today's world.  In the movie "27 Dresses," Katherine Heigl unravels at her sister's engagement party.  It was quite a scene watching her conduct herself amongst family and friends. A nosey guest says, "How does it feel now that your younger sister is getting married before you?"  Heigl answers, "I get to have hot hate sex with random strangers.  Enjoy the party!"   Heigl's famous quote reflects her desire to get married and she states "One day, one day it will be my turn," and it is nothing short of heart wrenching. 
 Yes, my younger sister did get married before me and my baby sister will most likely get engaged within the year.  I am the eldest of three sisters and I grew up in a traditional family.  When siblings are married out of order, the family dynamics change.  It can be challenging to feel "secure" and "normal," so to speak, because it's not customary and it's certainly not how you pictured it when you were little. 
  The most important thing to realize is that it's not a competition.  At the end of the day we all have our own individual paths and things happen for a reason, whether or not it makes sense at that exact moment. 
  I have a beautiful niece now that I love to death.  It's a wonderful feeling when you can embrace your destiny and be genuinely happy for the people in your life.  I couldn't wish my sisters more success, love and happiness in their lives.  Someday, one day,  it will be my turn!

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