Today is my sister Tracy's 40th birthday!!
Happy Birthday Tracy!!!
My sister and I are 3 years apart (Crap, I just let the cat out of the bag there didn't I??).
Though there have been many times in my life where I have wished I was an only child (as I know she did too), I can truly say that I'm glad I am not. I have great memories of my childhood with my sister. From "Ms. America" (she knows what that means) to practicing the moonwalk in our basement to the gum tree to summer nights playing ghost in the grave yard. When we were young, we had a ton of fun together. We played numerous hours in the "woods" behind our house. I would sneak into her room late at night so we could giggle and tell each other stories. We played with barbies together, we played board games together. We laughed, we fought, we hated each other, we loved each other, we listened to ABBA on her 8-track player, we played Star Wars with my cousin, we climbed trees, we told each other secrets. Life would have been oh, so boring without her!
My sister and I may not see eye to eye all the time, but as the years have gone by I realized we are not as opposite is I would care to think. I mean our taste in clothes, shoes, purses, etc. are the complete polar opposites, but we both have a love for reading that has brought us together on many occasions. We enjoy the same movies (for the most part), we both think she's the funnies person we know....lol....I guess what I am trying to say is that the older I get, the more I love and appreciate my big sis!!Tracy and I have been through a lot together and although we are not geographically near each other, I believe this is the closest we've been since we were little girls. I hope she knows that no matter how often we talk, no matter how little we see each other, no matter how many miles separate us...I will always be there for her and will love her more then she will ever realize.
Happy birthday, Tracy! May this day be the start to another wonderful year and may you find joy and happiness in all that you do. I can't wait to see you and give you a real birthday hug!!! Love you always big sis!!