It is this lovely woman's birthday today.
That is my sister, Summer, with her newest bundle of joy, Jacob. I hate that we live in different states and at least a 7 hour drive apart. I get to see her and meet Jacob for the first time over Memorial Day weekend though and that is not so far away at least.
I still think of Summer as my little sister (hey she is 6 inches shorter than me - you know I had to get a big sister jab in there somewhere right), but she has grown into a wonderful woman and mother of four. We are only 16 months apart so growing up we swung back and forth between best friends and confidants to embroiled enemies over some "borrowed" shirt, but one thing never changed. We have always loved each other passionately and could always rely on each other when the need arose. Now we are adult woman revovling around our seperate worlds, in seperate states, in seperate cities. I miss getting to laugh with her, cry with her, and of course tease her (hey I told you I was the big sister) in person on a regular basis, but I still know that Summer would be there for me in a heartbeat and I there for her. We are sisters.
I love you Summer! Happy Birthday!