Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Little Sister is Growing Up

I have been thinking a lot lately about sisters.

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My baby sister is having a birthday this month, turning 29.

These next few months she will be 29 and I 30. We used to love this, this feeling that we were almost twins. She has always been taller than me, or so it has seemed. Others often thought her the eldest. This used to really bug me :)

We aren't sisters that look alike.

She got the European coloring from my mothers side. Turning tan is never a chore for her. I got the paler Irish skin tone from my Father. I turn bright red in the summer even when wearing a high numbered sunscreen.

We are both very competitive when it comes to one another. Not sure why this is, at times its almost as if we enjoy the challenge. Almost.

I remember feeling like I had to protect her, her first day of school I rushed to her side to comfort her if she broke down crying yet she marched in with her Holly Hobby lunch box swinging in hand and didn't need me.

I cant help but look at her and still see that same little girl. The one that hid caterpillars in her pockets, the little artist drawing her masterpieces on the walls of the bedroom, giving our dog a haircut and always insisting she make her own birthday cake. I love her to pieces!

She will always be in my life. I am blessed to have her.

Happy Birthday baby sis!

"A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost."
~Marion C. Garretty~

16 comments:

  1. This made me cry:) I treasure my sisters so much and hate we live so far apart. I dont think I realized that Holly is only 1 year younger than us! I guess since she was your 'younger' sister I always thought she was so little when I would play at your house! She still looks just like the Holly I remember from so long ago!

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  2. Thank you sis. :) It seems weird to be turning 29. I remember growing up that's all we wanted is to be older. Where has the years gone?I really don't feel like I should be 29 getting close to 30. :) I feel like I'm still 20. I don't look it but I feel it. :)) Love you lots sis...
    Love your sister, Holly

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  3. It made me cry too! Why??! I love my sister. And I love that quote.

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  4. oh my... tears! this is so beautiful! I have two little girls close in age and they are little best friends... so sweet. It is my dream that they will be this close when they are 29! lovely read!

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  5. So beautiful. I wish my sister and I were closer. Unfortunately, family circumstances have made it SO hard. But one day. I have hope :).

    Your sister is beautiful. I love the memories you have of her.

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  6. oh my... tears! this is so beautiful! I have two little girls close in age and they are little best friends... so sweet. It is my dream that they will be this close when they are 29! lovely read!

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  7. It made me cry too! Why??! I love my sister. And I love that quote.

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