As a little girl, I loved to play "mommy" with my dolls, and I nurtured every stuffed animal as if they were my own baby. All I ever wanted was a sibling to play with, but I grew up as an only child... until I turned nine. My dreams came true thirty years ago today when my beautiful and brilliant little sister was born.
The big age gap meant that I did get to play the "mommy" to her for most of her childhood...but that has all changed. I'm so blessed to have her as my best friend and dear confidante. I couldn't adore her more...and now she has given me the gift of her two daughters...amazing, stong, and sensitive sisters.
Today, we are peers...sisters and mothers together, and I feel like the luckiest woman in the world. The relationships between girls... and women tend to be complex and deep. We find sisterhood in our dearest friendships.... but finding true friendship with your sister...that is one of the most precious gifts of all. If only she lived closer, my life would be complete. Happy Birthday my sweet little sister...I celebrate you every day!