4 Jan


At 17 I thought my chances of having a sister were over but then Brooke waltzed into my life and changed that. In actuality she’s my second cousin…or maybe its my first cousin once removed? I can never remember how it goes but our grandpa’s are bothers, I will leave it at that. When I was in high school Brooke moved to LA to live with my mom, Nik and me until she got her own place. What a lucky event that was for me because she has become my “other”, the person I tell everything to. Even the bad and yucky stuff I hate to even admit even to myself. She gets to hear it all. I find that there are very few people in life that are able to love you in spite of your flaws. She has held my hand through some of the crappiest moments in my life, but through her wicked sense of humor managed to turn them into some of the best. It’s deceiving, she’s so pretty and angelic looking that you wouldn’t expect her to have such a sharp tongue… but she does and I happen to think that’s when she’s at her best. Brooke allows herself to feel every emotion and I know that’s what makes her such a beautiful soul, not to mention a beautiful actress. I admire that quality. I would support her through anything and I can safely say she would do the same for me. My friendship with her is one of the best relationships in my life. As we have joked in the past – too bad we are cousins and are not attracted to women – because  we would make one awesome couple! I admire the human she is, the friend she is, the artist she is, and the mother she has become (not to mention she makes GORGEOUS children). I feel so grateful that she wandered into my life 13 years ago because she has taught me a thing or two about unconditional love.

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5 Responses to “185”

  1. david hicks January 4, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    your typo “our grandfathers are bothers” made me laugh. yesterday, i was playing madlibs with my granddaughter (7). I was asked to give various nouns, adverbs, etc. at random and then they are inserted into a story that becomes humorous when read. I provided “grizzled” that turned out to be an adjective attached to grandparents. We howled. I shaved.

  2. Pamela January 5, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    Beautiful women, beautiful spirits. And the unconditional love? That shows the extraordinary essence of who you two are!! xoxo


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