A Birthday Celebration


See that pretty gal in the picture with me? That's my sister, bff, and the only reason I want to have at least two girls when I have babies. And why am I telling you this? Because it's her birthday! Twenty-third to be exact.

Growing up we did our fair share of fighting, as two young siblings will do. Throughout the fighting, my mom would tell us that we would be best friends someday. My 12-year-old self found this hard to believe, but I soon came to find out that Mom was right.

God could not have blessed me more with the sister He gave me. I feel so lucky to not only have a sister, but to have one that I am so close to. One who I can confide in and trust with anything. One whose shoulder I can cry on. One who will act absolutely ridiculous with me when needed. One who thinks that my quirky sense of humor is actually funny. And most importantly, one who loves me unconditionally. 

I think as you grow older you start to realize that relationships like these are not the norm.  They are rare and should be treasured.

So, happy birthday, Lauren!! You are a beautiful person, inside and out.  I feel so blessed and thankful to have had an amazing person such as yourself in my life for the past 23 years. I love you!

p.s. I totally remember what I was wearing 23 years ago today (a light pink frilly jumpsuit type outfit with a big pink bow). So fashionable.



18 comments:

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Happy Birthday to your sister! What a sweet post today, I just love it! My sister & I are bff's too. It is so special to have a sister :)

Niki said...

Happy Birthday to your sister!!! I grew up with two brothers, I love them dearly but I have always wanted a sister! I just got one (my SIL) and we are making up for lost time! It's nice that you two are so close!

Lindsay K {lastyearoftwentysomething} said...

So cute! Happy Birthday to your sister!

Natalie Cottrell said...

I am uber close with my brother (only in the last ten years, of course), so I totally understand how wonderful it is to call your bestie family. Happy birthday to your pretty sister!

Alissa Kelly said...

Happy Birthday, Sis! I have an older sister - we are 14 months apart and we used to fight ALL THE TIME growing up. Now she's my BFF, too!! I sure miss her a lot!

Alissa
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s said...

im bffs with my sister too. both of you are so gorgeous...what an amazing duo you two are. happy happy birthday!!!! xO!
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Shay said...

My mom used to tell me and my 4 sisters the same thing. I hate when she is right...;-) Happy birthday to your sister!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Looking at the photo it was totally clear that you two are sisters... and lovely ones at that. Happy Birthday to your gorgeous sis!

My sister and I live on opposite coasts of the U.S., but still very good friends.

Amanda said...

What a sweet birthday post for your sister. Happy Birthday to her!

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

I first saw the image and was like OMGsh is that her sister! You guys look alike!

Lindsay said...

My sister turns 23 this year too! And she's pretty special as well :)

~L

Taylor Green said...

Aww, how sweet! You guys are too cute. I can definitely see the resemblance! Such a sweet post - I know exactly how you feel...I LOOVE my sissies! Happy birthday to your sis.
xoxo
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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Aw so sweet! You and your sis look so much alike! Great genes :)

Lindsey Anne | pinklet and c said...

so sweet! happy birthday to your sister!

Landi {Freckled Confessions} said...

Wow - you and your sister look so much alike! Such lovely ladies... I used to fight with my sister (2 years younger than me) literally 24/7... and now that we're both is college is so much better. We're best friends and I couldn't imagine my life without her.

prettyanddelectable said...

This is such a sweet post! I hope my twin girls have a similar relationship as they grow older. Love your necklace!

Chris said...

Happy birthday to your sissy! I have two sisters and I'm not sure what I would do without them!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

happy belated birthday to your sister!! I am close with mine now than I was when I was younger. my mom told us the same thing, but her words were she hoped we would be friends....we are :)

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