My oldest sister and I are only 5 years apart. When I was younger she seemed SO much older than me- in an admirable way. I always wanted to be JUST like her. I wanted to listen to her music, dress like her, hang out with HER friends, wear make-up, etc. etc. I am almost certain there were times she wanted to beat the living daylights out of me, and there were times when she had the complete right to feel that way. I was a brat (yes, it's true)..... (was being the key word there. hee hee).
Anyway, now that we're both older, that five year gap doesn't seem so far apart. We both have families. She's been married 10 years. She has three wonderful (and OH so cute) kids; one who was born just a day after Adam. She's still a person I look up to, and not because she has more than half a foot on me, but because she's still someone for whom I have an immense amount of respect. I just hope I am not as pesky, anymore. ;)
And now that we're older we are dealing with the same type of situations, and we are experiencing these situations together. I like being able to call and just talk, I like being able to be there for one another(no questions asked), I love that she doesn't judge me, and I love that she respects me, even though I am sure she still sees me as her pesky little sister. Bottom line: I love my sister and I couldn't imagine my life without her! :)
So, sista... I LOAF you big, and I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!!!
P.S> Can I borrow some eyeshadow and a purse or two? ;) hehe. just kidding...maybe.... ;)