Friday, February 02, 2007

Happy Birthday, Rachel!

Today my leeeetlest seester turns 20!
Happy Birthday,seester!

I've loved you your whole life. I remember waiting at school for the phone to ring and let us know if you were a boy or a girl. I remember being surprised that your middle name was not Marie. I remember taking your toddler hand and walking you downtown for a lollipop or new hair ribbon. I remember you hanging upside down form your desk watching your kindergarten video, and then, later, telling Mom that you didn't think your teacher was very smart because she kept asking you all of these questions that you already knew the answers to. I remember taking you and the other children on a '"ramble" and showing you the fairy tree. (I like to think that it's my fault that you love fairies so much.) I remember shopping for a birthday present to mail to you and realizing that I shouldn't be in the little girl's department any more. I remember thinking what a lovely person you've grown up to be. And that wasn't hard to remember, because I'm thinking it right now.


Rachel, Anna Kate and Ethan with the fairy house they made last summer.


Wendy said...

What a sweet tribute to your sister. I am the oldest of 4 girls and I could relate so much to this. I remember being at school, just waiting for the phone to ring and I was so happy when I heard the good news!

Rachel said...

hey, leash . . . if your leetlest seester has turned twenty . . . aren't you dating yourself a little? =)My evil little sister personality just had to come out. Thanks so much for all these memories . . . I remember the fairy tree - yes, it is definitely your fault! Thanks for being such a wonderful sis'.