Monday, June 15, 2009

Little girl all grown up


Today is my baby sister Emily's 18th birthday. Sigh. It's hard to believe there are no more babies in our family. She's a high school graduate, a legal adult. And a pretty cool kid woman.

I know this post is supposed to be about Emily, and trust me, I could tell stories about her for days, but mostly what I've been thinking about all day is being a big sister. I am one, three times over and it's the best thing in the world. I was blessed to be allowed to watch these three amazing girls women grow up, to share in their memories, to stay up talking late into the night, to text advice when Mom and Dad are being parents unreasonable, to share shoes and clothes and makeup and purses. It makes me tear up to think how much each of them means to me and how grateful I am to be not only sisters, but also friends. They are each special to me in their own way and I can't imagine my life without them in it.

So thanks, Mom and Dad, for breeding like rabbits blessing me with sisters. Thanks, Katie, Amy and Emily for being the best sisters a girl could ever ask or hope for.

And Emily, no matter how big you get or how far away you go, you'll always be one of the 'little girls' to me. I love you, kid.

9 comments:

Cole said...

Oh, you all look so pretty!

Uh...does Emily mean to be giving you the finger in the first picture or was that an "accident"?! LOL

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Great family picture!

Nessa said...

Awww!! I always wished i had a sister...sigh. What a blessing you are to her! =)

Mercy Triumphs said...

You make me cry... (what do you mean by unreasonable??!! :)

Katie said...

Awww, I love you too, big sis!!! I think you must be the best big sister in the WORLD!!!

Miss Adventure said...

Aww you are so lucky to have sisters! Its funny though, because my brother will be 15 soon and I still think of him as a little kid- even though he is taller and weighs more than me! Its fun being the older sibling in the end isn't it?

a.g. said...

you make me cry...yay for sister!!


and she wasn't giving the 20% wave, at least not on purpose!

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

BEAUTIFUL SISTERS!!

I have two older sisters and trust me when I say... they mean the world to me -- Sounds like you've been a great big sister, your siblings are lucky :)

Leah said...

How sweet! Sisters are the best!

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