Today is my little (LITTLE) sister's 20th birthday. I can't even believe I typed those two numbers together. 20. We're in our 20s together! Unfortunately, I do not get to see her today since she's in Florida for most of the summer.
Sisters are a really special gift. I actually kind of thought Karlie was my child sometimes. When she was born, I remember my mom telling me her name was Karlie. Karlie? Nobody was named Karlie ... what a weird name. My mom also reminded me a few days ago that I wanted her to be named Rebecca and I was quite upset it didn't turn out like that. Of course, I was only 5 and hey, what did I know? Karlie is the perfect name.
I had afternoon kindergarten and we'd spend every morning playing together ... making tents, making up songs, etc. I also loved putting her on a blanket and pulling it down the hall. When we were a little older, we had a radio show. That has to be one of my most favorite things we ever did. We recorded our radio shows and those tapes are somewhere ... scary thought. :)
Karlie was a good play buddy. She is still a good play buddy. We are best friends and I'm blessed to have a sister like her. She is kind, encouraging, talented, beautiful, confident, smart, compassionate, and funny ... to name a few.
I'll leave you with one of my all-time favorite pictures of us ...
Happy Birthday, Karlie! I love you!