You’ll never believe it- *TODAY* is my sister’s birthday! There were some that thought we were twins. Nope, there are two years + 364 days between us. Yesterday was my birthday and today is my sister’s birthday. Happy Birthday to the most amazing sister God could have ever given me!
When growing up, I *hated* having a birthday the day before my sister. There are tons of reasons I hated this as a kid: we couldn’t celebrate our birthday’s together because our parents ususally got us some of the same things, my birthday was never ‘mine’, I could never fully enjoy the birthday because we were always prepping for hers, people would forget my birthday but tell me to wish my sister a happy birthday on my birthday… just to name a few.
Now, I would give anything to be able to celebrate our birthday’s together. There are a ton of reasons why I long for this as an adult: I want to hug my best friend and wish her a happy birthday, I want to share birthday cake with my best friend, I want to talk my best friend’s ear off, I want to laugh so hard I cry, I want to celebrate life with my best friend that makes life oh so much sweeter.
My sister is the most amazing woman I know! (okay, so it’s a tie between her and my mom but that’s a tough battle to win. You should meet them.) She is my best friend, the world’s best sister, my sense of sanity when life seems to crumble, the best support system in the world, the only person I feel comfortable talking to on the phone, the person that I can always rely on to be honest with me, the person that I can share clothes with (even though my fashion sense is better ;) ), and my other half. I know, our husbands should be our other halves- and they are. But seriously, we were made for each other long before boys were ever a thought. God gave us eachother as a gift- that is why our birthdays are days right next to each other. Happy Birthday, Sister! I love you to the moon and back! I’ll be here for you till the end and even beyond that.
♥I thank my God every time I remember you. Philippians 1:3♥
A Birthday Gift!
I was surprised while teaching with a knock on the door. Flowers were delivered on my birthday– with enough candy for my kids to help me celebrate my birthday! How sweet, husband!
Seriously, these were stinking beautiful and they smelled AMAZING! My enritre room smelled of fresh flowers for the past two days, I was *super* lucky that none of my kiddos this year were allergic to them! Tonight, I got to bring them home- so our house smells great now too!
I bet the weekend will be great, now I’m off to make some celebratory cake batter ice cream!