Friday, April 8, 2011

A Big Sister Always Knows What To Say.

*My older sister just posted this to my facebook page, but because it was the most perfect birthday wish, I needed to share it. It, and my sissy, are keepers.

 "It's funny. When you were born you were like my very own doll baby come to life - a five year old's dream come true. The appeal wears off after awhile once you realize that little sisters (unlike baby dolls) cry, steal your favorite earrings, tattle, pester you incessantly, and lose all the dust jackets off your books (or get them wet... in the tub). All the while, even at their most obnoxious, big sister's remain fiercely loyal, and are there to be a source of advice, comfort, hugs and the occasional assault and nightmare inducing story. Then one day, your little sister starts to be a real person. She matures, becomes a friend in addition to a sister, and learns to be her own woman. Life hasn't always been easy, little sister - but you have always been a survivor. Happy Birthday, Chel - may all your birthday wishes come true. 24 is going to be an amazing year for you. I can't wait to see what you accomplish in the next 24. You are the one who will make a difference in this world, and I am forever in your corner."

And yes...this messed up my perfectly applied make-up.

I do---without a doubt---have the best family a person could wish ask for. Without a doubt.


Anonymous said...

Awwww! That made me tear up, too! Very lucky to have a sister like that! You know that, though!

Dr. Jennifer Feeny said...

Happy Birthday Chelsea!