Today is my oldest sister Kyndal’s birthday.
Kyndal, I can’t believe you are 35. The time has flown and we’re getting closer in age each passing year.
You are an amazing being.
You are a
- faithful guide
- always on the quest for the perfect pen, bag, & calendar
- dream supporter
- book reading connoisseur
- movie marathon addict
- incredible sister to both Sis & I
- you are generous
- you are drama-free
- full of laughter
- overflowing in joy
- ultimate connector
- advocate for women who need support, guidance, and their voices heard
(In third grade I wrote an essay about how I am the apple of my three mothers’ eyes: My two sisters and mom. With the age difference of 12 and 10 years separating me and my sisters, I really believed I had three moms.)
You have helped raise me; you helped teach me to read; you fostered my love for writing and for books; you edited countless school essays and now edit countless blog posts; you and Sis went to college day with me and helped me navigate enrolling, meeting professors; you open your home to me; you gave me two awesome nephews; you married an incredible man who is my very own Lou Grant; you forgave me for melting your cassette tapes, losing your stuff, breaking your E.T. light-up finger toy, decimating your copy of S.E. Hinton‘s The Outsiders with highlighters, pens, folded pages, and a broken spine; you’ve come to my rescue; you’ve listened – no judgement – and offered suggestions, not demands; you are my own Apple Genius and personal iCloud; you’ve provided stability when my world fell apart.
I am honored to have you in my life.
You are a gift to this world unparalleled.
We celebrate you today.
I celebrate you today.
Know you are known.
Know you are loved.
Know you are making a difference.
Know you have an amazing story to share with each of us.
Life with you is a constant adventure.
I love you! And, of course, Happy Birthday!
- Whisper (theycallmekeeks.com)