Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Happiest of Birthdays

Today is an extra special day. Today my little sister turns 22.
Banan on her 21st

22 years ago I woke up, couldn't find my parents, and freaked out until I saw my grandpa sleeping on the sofa. At that point I realized that I was a big sister. The one that would be the role model, the helper & the boss.
Cole & Banan 1989

To say that I've enjoyed having a sister is an understatement. I've loved playing house, sharing clothes & staying up late giggling. The hair pulling, fighting over the bathroom & name calling has helped make me who I am and the mark that Banan has made on my heart will be there long after grow up and have families of our own.
Cole & Banan 2011

Today is the day to celebrate the girl that has gone from my (sometimes) willing playmate to the person I fought with most to one of my favorite people to spend hours upon hours laughing with.
Cole & Banan 2010

Banan, I am so proud of you and so incredibly thankful for our relationship. I know we have had our ups & downs but I am so excited to have the relationship we have now and can't wait to see it develop further.
Cole & Banan 2011

You are a loving soul, a good teacher, & I am so excited to continue to see you develop into the woman you are becoming. Thank you for 22 years of memories and love, and above all, thank you for no longer pulling my hair, I was getting pretty tired of it.

7 comments:

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Happy birthday Banan!

Scientific Housewife said...

Happy Birthday to your sister!

Banan said...

Your the best sister! You made me tear up love you colie!

la petite coquine said...

What a wonderful tribute to your little sister-happy birthday, Banan!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Happy bday! Hope it's a great one!

Morgan said...

such a sweet post about your sis!! :-)

Newlymeds said...

aww what a sweet post!