Monday, July 02, 2012

Happy birthday to my favorite

I don’t remember when Meg was born.

But I am awfully glad that she was.

I cannot picture my life with any other sister. I cannot picture my family with any other dynamics. I cannot imagine a world without her huge blue eyes and her boisterous laugh and her strawberry blonde hair that has always curled nicer than mine. I cannot picture my childhood without Meg – difficult, stubborn Meg. The kid who I always wanted to protect and who I occasionally wanted to strangle. The sister who was only mine. My partner in crime. My nemesis. My big little sister.

My big little sister who turns 26 today.

26 is going to be a huge year for Meg.

She finishes her doctorate in a few weeks.

And then she will pass her licensing exam and she will make a selection from a handful of great job offers that are currently on the table.

Her boyfriend, Drew, is moving back to Michigan.

This year – this year when she is 26 – will be epic. And epic is exactly what Meg deserves.

People often remark that Meg has it all and, yes, she might. She might have it all or something really close to it. But she also works her ass off.

She deserves is all this year. She deserves for it to be that one year that you always look back on as being one of the best, one of the most defining, one of the most special.

If I could give it to her, I absolutely would.

Instead, I will just wish it for her.

The best year ever. For the best little sister ever.


Teagan B. Sawyer said...

Such a sweet sweet post!

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