October 16, 2009

Happiest Birthday wishes, little sis!

This is a week chocked full of jubilation and activity for me. On Monday we celebrated the bounty of the harvest and the blessings of life with Thanksgiving, on Wednesday my husband and I shared in the elation that came with that day being our 5th wedding anniversary, and today is my sister’s 19th birthday.

To say that my sister is dear to me would be an understatement. I love that child, who is now no longer a little girl, but a truly wonderful young woman, with every ounce, fiber and molecule of my being. From the day she was born I have treasured her in my heart and strived to be there for her with my love, guidance, and friendship every day. Both of us experienced challenging childhoods and have had to overcome a great deal in our lives, but no matter what came her way, my sister has held strong and persevered. She is a beckon of inspiration, a treasured spirit, and my perpetual angel.

Thank you for all that you are, everything that you inspire me to be, and each moment you’ve been alive, honey. You mean more to me than I can ever begin to put into mere words and I could not ask for a better or more beautiful sister.

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As you embark on this last year of your teens, and for all of time, I wish you immense serenity, scores of creativity, the ability to reach and exceed every dream you set, and a lifetime of joy.

Always and forever, I love you, my darling sister. Happiest Birthday!!!


  1. What a sweet post!!! I hope she has a lovely birthday :-)

  2. Jessica, I hope nothing but wonderful days ahead for your little sister.. having a big sister is wonderful and your sister is very lucky to have someone like you... Happy Birthday little sister.

  3. Jessica, I can tell just by your wonderful kindhearted personality that you must be surrounded by a wonderful family too. Happy Birthday to your Sis. And Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Many more!

  4. Happy Birthday to your sister!

    Sister's are awesome. My sister lives over 1000 miles away, yet we are still best friends.

    Blessings, andrea

    PS: I have a prayer request for my sister's husband on arise 2 write.

  5. What a wonderful post. Happy Birthday to your sister :) Such a beautifully written post dear. Sounds like your are both equally blessed to have each other, sounds like she is as sweet a person as you are.
    Congratulations to you and your husband on your 5th wedding anniversary, may you share many, many more wonderful years together!

  6. Happy birthday to your sister! That card is absolutely adorable :)

  7. Awwwwwww, what a fabulous big sis you are! Happy bday to your sister. : )

  8. What a treasure you each have in the other...love to you across the miles...

  9. Happy Birthday to your sis. Sisters are great. I love my sister so much. She means the world to me. Enjoy your weekend. Cheers!

  10. Essie.. What an amazingly sweet post, you made me tear up and im sitting in an internet cafe so it was a little embarassing, i miss you so much and love you to bits and pieces, thanks for the sweet and touching post. Love your little sis <3

  11. Aw, that's so sweet. Happy birthday to your sister.
    -Andi x

  12. My wonderfully dear friends, thank you each straight from my soul for your immensely kind birthday wishes for my darling sister. You are all so amazing, sweet and special, huge thanks for your comments!

    @ Katie, you are so very welcome, precious honey. I love you endlessly and hope that you and Ty had a marvelous time celebrating your 19th birthday, sweet heart!!! Love you forever, your big sis!

    ♥ Jessica