Yesterday, my sister celebrated one of those "milestone" birthdays. I won't say which one because as we all know once we hit 29 we are 29 forever. Nevertheless, I thought of her all day giving thanks that God brought her in my life. God made us sisters but life made us best friends! Our lives have always been so intertwined in that there were many times we were just extensions of each other. Time and physical distance have created separation that is a constant reminder of how much I miss her and my heart aches to know that yet another birthday has passed without me being able to celebrate with her. We haven't seen each other in 2 years and given that she is a busy stay at home wife and mom of three very active kiddos and I live a life with a full time job, 4 kiddos and a stay at home husband, we just don't even get a moment to catch up on the phone and although physical distance keeps us apart our hearts are always connected.....that is the way it is with sisters. In fact just this week, Emily and Grace were arguing and fussing with each other saying things like, "I wish you weren't my sister" and I had to remind them that one day their relationship would be the most precious one in the world.
So, Happy Birthday to an incredible wife, an amazing mama, and a most wonderful sister!!!!! I miss and love you beyond words.
Here she is with her beautiful family!
4 years ago at Cody's Baptism and our last photo together.