Stefi & I - EllexMay


Friday, 22 February 2013

Stefi & I

(My mum, Stefi and I)

Ever since I can remember me and my sister Stefi have been close. We were born a year apart and have never lost our closeness even throughout boyfriends and arguments she has always been there for me. She has helped me through break ups and days where I have been low. I have tried my best to help her and I like to think that I do try my best to cheer her up. Even though she lives in Ipswich and I live in Cornwall, we are always on the phone to each other or Skype, always making sure that the other is alright.

   (Stefi with brow hair, we was always together)
(Me bald baby, Stefi on the right)

My mum use to dress her and me in the same outfit's and people would ask if we were twins, we would laugh at them and explain stefi was a year older than me. Ever since the age of 9/10 Stefi has had epilepsy and it was always horrid seeing her suffer from a fit, the first time she suffered from one she was having a bath and my mum could hear a lot of banging and Stefi making noise, my mum sent me upstairs to check on her and when I did, I saw her fitting in the bath. I tried my very best to pull her out of the bath whilst she was fitting and in the process I ended up hitting her head and she stopped moving, I was worried and calling for my mum's help and ever since I have felt really guilty because I wasn't able to pull her out without hurting her head. Sometimes I would be in school and a teacher would come up to me and tell me Stefi had been taken to the hospital again because she had another fit, I would be worried throughout the whole day (in primary school) and they would get one of my other sister's to come to take me home.

     (Stefi on the left me on the right)

It's hard living so far away from Stef, but whenever I need her she tells me to just ring. I am always sending her packages to make her smile and she is always so very grateful for them, in fact I have just put together a package for her, filled with makeup, skin care products, slippers and much much more (I hope she likes it) she sends me stuff to try and stuff she thinks I like, which is pretty cool because most of the stuff I have never even heard of.

I think the reason that we are so close is not just because of our age but because we was able to not let anything get between us and sort our problems out instead of holding grudges. I think if I didn't have Stefi there for me I wouldn't be able to cope with a lot of things, same goes with not having my mum there for me. Stefi and I always had a great childhood together, we would make games out of almost anything and had brilliant imaginations. We would pretend that fairies lived at the bottom of the garden and that we were little princesses. A lot of times we would re-plant the seeds to weeds and they would grow back, my step dad never understand how they would come back!

We would make little houses for bugs inside the lawnmower and when Steve (step dad) would empty it both Stefi and I would get upset. When it rained our mum told us that each droplet was a little ballerina dancing and we use to pretend that we could see them. We would go out rain or shine and drive our mum made with dirty clothes and if we broke something it would be hidden down the side of the shed, I don't think my mum found most of the stuff down there until we moved house (oops). Also I do love all of my sister's I want them to know that!

So I just want to say, I love you Stefi and thank you for being there for me, you're such a beautiful loving person and I couldn't ever imagine living my life without you in it, Drew is a lucky man to have you!

(Beautiful baby Stefi)

I love you!


Unknown said...

I don't want you to feel bad, pulling me out the bath was a good thing, could have ended a lot worse so thank you.


Stefi xx

Elle May said...

I think it was because i was little and you and me were really close, but once i got taught the recovery position i was fine :) love you lots xxxx