Twenty-nine years ago, God blessed me with a little sister. It took me about twenty-seven years to realize that He had blessed me with a best friend as well.
Last year we shared our pregnancies together, and as our bellies grew, so did our relationship. Now we watch our babies pass new milestones; we send each other pictures and post on one another’s facebook walls. We laugh and cry and give advice and ask for prayer.
We only see each other once a year; sometimes weeks at a time go by where I don’t actually hear her voice; but nearly every day my inbox is flooded with her stories, her encouragements, her pleas for prayer. And every day I discover a little more how entirely amazing she is.
She has become my best friend, after all those years of rivalry and fighting and bad hair.
Happy birthday, Laura Jean.
You are a gift I unwrap every single day, and I am so blessed to call you my sister.