Today my little Sister turns 25.
Do I believe she is 25 nope because that puts me closer to 30. I remember my mom bringing her home and all the hoopla that surrounded her coming . I wasn’t very impressed. She lost her cuteness once I realized I had to share my toys and she got more attention. Yup at 4 I had her figured out.
This is the same girl who would make me laugh by having the neighbors bring her back because she ran outside streaking. Her idea at age 2 or 3 was clothing was optional. Seems my youngest has inherited his aunties trait. She is the same one who made me laugh till I cried when she put her cat in the lettuce box of the refrigerator so she new where he was when she got home. Crazy girl.
On our trips from Colchester to New Britain just simply ask my father if elves turned the street lights on? Really Shannon elves? Its fairies I am pretty sure on that ;). She used to make me watch Pipi Longstocking and Son in Law until my eyes bled. I would beg my dad for another movie. All she had to do was turn on the water works and Pipi freaking Longstocking with the stupid braids would stay on. Should have learned that trick.
Over the last few years I have watched her blossom into a beautiful young woman. Who I can now call my friend and not my worst nightmare. Who I am proud of for the choices she is making. She has worked her butt off to get where she now. She has gone to school to become a hair dresser. She has had relationships come and go. She doesn’t let anyone stand in her way.
She has come along way and I am so very proud of her. So Happy Birthday. My wish for you is that you find peace and happiness in your search.
We love you and miss you. Wish we were there to share your special day with you.