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.