this layout if for the Oct BOM challenge, and for the Oct color challenge.
Journaling: This is my sister Patsy. She is 1 year and 4 months older than me. she has been my best friend ever since my memory began. she's shared my joys and sorrows, and has forgiven disappointments too numerous to count. she was my shoulder to cry on during my tumultuous first marriage, and she was my #1 cheerleader when i decided to go to college. she gives me all the support i need, but doesn't hold any punches when it comes to the truth. i've never been afraid to be who i am when i'm with her because she knows everything there is to know about me, and still accepts me. i doubt i've been as good a friend to her as she is to me, but i know she knows how much i appreciate her. i've told her often enough. having a sister is wonderful- shared parentage and familial history makes for better understanding. having a best friend is great as well- someone you can tell your hopes and dreams and frustrations to without sugarcoating it. but, having both in the same person rivals chocolate for pure enjoyment. she is the Godiva of best friends. love ya, sis.