“You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through your hearts. You need her, and she needs you.” George R.R. Martin 

as I’ve watched my own daughter grow, one of the hardest parts is she will never grow up with a sister. she’ll never know her sister. she will never know the kind of relationship that has been such an integral part of my life. 

no matter what stage I am in my life, I need my sisters. 

i have been blessed to have four. and seven now counting my sister in laws. and I have sister-friends who are my family here. 

i need them all. 

they bless me, and I can’t imagine a life without them. 

so in honor of my oldest sister, on her birthday, here’s to ALL the sisters. no matter what stage life takes you, may you always remember to need each other. to love each other. to take care of one another. 

may we always remember the gift it is to be a sister.

i need my sisters. so much. 

Happy Birthday Missy, you have always followed your heart and dreams and accomplished the things you set your mind to. Like being Medusa for every Halloween as a kid. So go with your bad self. I love you.