Friday, June 8, 2012

A Graduate...

To my middle little sister on her graduation day:

Gosh do I love you. So much. You are my little buddy and one of my bestest friends. Though some days I really do wish I were an only child (ha) once you come roaring around the corner with that smile and bubbly personality of yours those thoughts go out the window. Our lives would be a lot duller if it weren't for you and your joy for life.  Many things will come your way some hurtful & some delightful, but either way keep smiling. 

Though you are the little sis, I want you to know that I continually learn from you just as much as you learn from me and I thank you for that. I will always be here to hold your hand or hide your blankie in the lamp shade. (To everyone reading she still has that rat tail of a blankie in the picture & it will probably venture with her to college). 

If you are betrayed turn to Jesus. If you are happy thank Jesus. Trust him with each day you are given. Love others. Love them the same way that you love me, mom, dad, & Andie. People are hurting in this world Arica & it is our job to brighten up their lives. Our college years are some of the greatest times for that opportunity to step in & help out. 

I am so thankful & excited that we will be at the same school for two of your first college years. You have no idea how much fun it is going to be. Guard your heart Arica. Your future husband will be glad you did. Most of all find your passions & go after them. Never settle for boring. You do only live once ;) YOLO. Wow did I just write that word?

You are beautiful and loved by so many. 

Happy Graduation!

Your sister, Ali

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