Oh man am I excited to celebrate my littlest sister's birthday today, though from a far off distance!
In lieu of her special day, I looked through a little book she had made me a few years ago, and found these two awesome pictures. Yeah, she made me a scrapbook of lots of pictures of her and I growing up when I moved to France. She's awesome like that.
This was our very first day together in Central African Republic. She's always been so at peace in my arms.
Besides accidentally sticking a safety pin in her side, instead of her cloth diaper, I was a pretty good big sister.
I think we should have reenacted this same picture when we were together at Christmastime! That would've been hilarious. Instead, I made her play the role of Mary and ride around our living room on a brown suitcase (aka donkey) being pulled by her betrothed.
She's always been so willing to put up with strange things I ask her to do! That's what sisters are for!
If you don't know Shorty, I would highly recommend her as a friend. She's super fun. When she gets tickled about something or starts laughing non-stop cause she's overtired, it's really contagious. My cousin Jared once nicknamed her "chuckles", perfectly describing her awesome laugh.
It has been so fun to watch her grow up. Wow. That sounds soooo cheesy. But how else do you say it? It really has! She is now working as a nurse and quite the accomplished one at that!
A few years ago, she became friends with a guy that would forever change her life.
Lindsay, Ando and I knew that it would take someone pretty amazing to be suitable for the youngster of the family. And Kman is just that. African/Kansas country girl meets New York pilot!
He's just as crazy as she is, and very willing to cooperate when his future SIL (sister-in-law, aka me) asks them to strike a pose with this Rennes lumberjack.
And be hand models for this classic engagement photo.
I am very excited to get Kman as my BIL and couldn't be more excited for their upcoming wedding in 4 months!!!!!!!
But back to Shorty. She blesses me so much; she prays for me; encourages me in what I'm doing in France; loves me and is always ready for new adventures together!
I feel extremely blessed to have you as my sister, Shorty and can't wait to spend lots of time with you this summer! I will be thinking about you all day!!! Happy Birthday!!! Love, Ita :)