My sister is younger than me, but she's so much smarter.
In 2008, I almost died during a miscarriage and Nicole is the only reason I am alive. She made me go to the hospital, and then held my hand as we heard that baby's fate. Then when I had to go into surgery, she helped me accept the idea and get me off to surgery. I had never been more scared in my life, and thank GOD she was there.
Then in 2012, I had to have a tumor removed from my neck. I would have never even known I had one if Nicole hadn't noticed it on Easter Sunday. And, again, she went to the doctor's appointment with me when we found out it was a tumor, and that it needed to be removed. She went to all the appointments at UNMC with me, and stayed with me in intensive care during the first night, then in my regular room for a few nights after. I didn't almost die that time, but being in intensive care is FREAKING scary.
Thank heavens I've got her in my life.