When I was 4 we moved from Newfoundland to Ontario... even though I was young I recall it as an exciting but scary time. My little brain couldn't comprehend all that was changing. But the biggest part of those changes was what happened 6 weeks after our arrival.
My mom and dad went to the hospital and brought home this roly-poly sweet baby girl.
I was convinced that this baby was a new toy for me. Overjoyed doesn't begin to explain how I felt about my new baby sister.
Little did I know the years of entertainment that she would bring to me, the episodes of uncontrollable laughter together, and the freedom to be who I am with her even though I'm the complete opposite of her. She truly was a gift to me.
Over the years we have shared so much, midnight madness Christmas shopping is one of our favourite memories. I can't hear have a Holly Jolly Christmas without seeing my sister marching along singing at the top of her lungs in the middle of Canadian tire. There wasn't anything she wasn't willing to do to bring a smile to my face.
Things have changed dramatically for my sister in the last 4 1/2 years. But the one thing that hasn't changed is the knowledge that she loves me immensely, and she's there for me when I need her.
She continues to share her beautiful smile, which warms my heart every time I see it.
She still lives her life with joy and integrity and as I always say I want to be just like her when I grow up!
Happy birthday Buddy! I love you so much!