gonna party like it's your birthday.

meet madeline, formerly maddie.  she's my little sis & today is her birthday.  madeline, without exaggeration, you are one of the most inspiring people i know & i am so thankful to have you as a sister.  you live a contagious lifestyle of grace, humor and kindness- you're the kind of friend everyone should have.  while i would love to surprise you & be there to ring in another birthday- please know i am thinking of you during this birthday extravaganza.

thank you for being such an amazing little sis.  for always saying yes to long days at the pool and afternoon trips to the beach.  for never turning down an adventure (even if that meant a nighttime hike or homemade rockets) and for letting lindsay & i surprise you with leprechauns.  thank you for showing me the importance of loyalty, for teaching me the art of living genuinely & why we all should be standing up for everything we believe in.  i am so proud of all that you are and can't wait to see all the amazing things you are going to do with your life. 

i love you mad.  so very much.  happy birthday to you. 

"We know one another's faults, virtues, catastrophes, mortification's, triumphs, rivalries, desires, and how long we can each hang by our hands to a bar. We have been banded together under pack codes and tribal laws." ~ Rose Macaulay

1 comment:

  1. J- you get me every time! Tears (happy ones of corse!). You have a gift of words. We love you and are so HONORED to call you our sister! <3!