My big sister Tricia and I have opposite personalities, and hair color, but we share memories of a charmed childhood growing-up with committed and supportive parents. I was born animated and courageous, she was shy and well behaved. Though my sister is 3 years older than me, I seemed to be the leader. I remember ordering ice cream for her because she didn’t want to talk to strangers. She looked-up to me and I looked-up to her. I wanted to wear her clothes, listen to her music, and ride horses just like her. We compliment each other so well, at times clashing, but it’s true love. Opposites do attract. Now we’re both mothers to young daughters, and we approach motherhood differently, and I recognize the strength in our diverse opinions. Balance isn’t one fixed point to aim for, it’s always moving. We gleam wisdom from the people that are different than us. Me the artist and her the physical therapist, we wouldn’t be fully who we are without each other. I love you Trish!!