Saturday, December 26, 2009
how is it possible?
how is it possible that my little baby sister is now wearing a diamond ring on the fourth finger of her left hand? she is my baby sister. it was only weeks ago that she had just arrived home from the hospital-the tiniest little baby i ever could remember seeing. she had these little round, inquisitive eyes and looked slightly like a small alien.
i could swear that just days ago she was only 2 feet tall with blonde wispy hair down to her waist. (incidentally, the 2 girls standing behind her in this picture will be bridesmaids in her wedding) it seems like the last time i saw her she was squealing with glee while pushing her baby doll down the hallway in her tiny pink stroller. can it really be that she is almost 24 years old? how is it possible that 24 seems so young, when i was that exact age when i got married?
and yet somehow, she has finally started catching up to me in age. the six years that seemed like an eternity when we were younger now doesn't seem like such a chasm between us anymore. i don't know if i will ever be able to shake the "bossy older sister" roll when i'm around her, but the last few times we've had a chance to see each other, i have come to realize that my sister is also my friend. this is something i wish i had discovered years ago, especially when we still lived under the same roof, but i know that there will be many happy years of friendship still to come.
5 1/2 years ago cherie was a bridesmaid in our wedding and i am absolutely delighted that cherie has asked me the same favor. (i'm trying not to let the ominous words black cocktail dress frighten me away from my bridesmaid duties) in a mere 4 months, cherie and ben will be married. and i smile every time i think of that.