Words cannot even begin to describe how proud I am of my little sister, Gabrielle. Well, she’s not so little anymore! Today is her 18th birthday and she has grown into such a beautiful and smart young woman. She’s stronger and more mature than any other 18 year old I know and this is the very reason why I’ll always look up to her … even though she’s MY little sister! 😉
In honor of her birthday, I decided to write this little post for her and share a collage full of some of my favorite memories that we’ve shared together over the years. I was literally tearing up as I put this together. That little brace face preteen used to annoy the crap out of me and my friends! But somehow after all those years of getting on each others nerves, we are now best friends. I may even call her my person.. you know, like Cristina Yang is to Meredith Grey. Gabrielle isn’t a Grey’s Anatomy fan… but I know you all get what I’m saying. Serious stuff, right? Yes, that’s how much I love this girl. I cannot imagine my life without her and I am so incredibly grateful to have a sister like her and for the relationship that we share together.
Happy birthday, Gabrielle. May all you wishes come true, today, and for always. 🙂 Cheesy, I know… but seriously! <3
P.S. My favorite photo is the one of me holding her in the hospital. You can find it 3rd row in the middle. I just can’t believe that it’s been 18 years! She’s growing up so fast and I desperately want time to slow down.