Today was my sister's 17th Birthday party (her bday was last Sunday). It took place in our oh so cool, newly built basement, at our church. It as awesome! I made all kinds of goodies and we had food, candy, cake, etc. :) It was a bitter sweet day. I am thrilled that Ash has turned into the young woman she has, but at the same time I know that there is only a short time before she moves away for college. Depressing. She is looking into going to Grace College in Indiana. While yes, this would be a wonderful place for her to grow and become even more of a woman, but I am not ready to let her go! I'm crying right now.... pathetic.
The first baby I ever held, the first diaper I ever changed, the first baby I ever fed.... and the first sibling I might actually have to say "goodbye" to. Hard? yes, very.
She is certainly one of my best friends, and I am SO proud that she is my sister. :)
Here we are, today: