Amy and Nicole, my mermaid sisters.
To have a sister is a wonderful thing. I know- because I have one*. I got her when I was 19 and married my darling husband Dave.
Amy was 15 or 16 at the time, her wavy hair was long, blond and usually tangled, fitting of the surf rat lifestyle she led. She was creative, talented, fiery and passionate, not one to mince her words or back down on her convictions.
She carries those same admirable traits with her to this very day, though her hair is more often brushed than not.
Amy and I have been part of the same family for almost 11 years now and during that time we have enjoyed every good thing that sisterhood has to offer - long conversations about life and love, champagne and dancing, shoe sharing and wardrobe trading.
Seven years ago I stood next to Ames as she said 'I do' and in about three months from now, Amy and I will stand beside Nicole as she is bound by marriage and tied to this crazy bunch.
Come September, Amy and I will have locked in another sister! A true keeper with her own tangled blond locks and surfing tendencies.
For the rest of our lives we'll have a lady team - a gaggle to share 'in' jokes with and a couple of shoulders to cry on.
For me, that's a whole lot of awesome.
Do you have sisters? Are you close?
*I actually have two now as my brother recently married his beautiful bride.