You and I? We've been through a lot, that's for sure -- far more than many sisters our age. Maybe that's what makes us 'us.' You're the only person in this whole universe that I can ever imagine calling my sister. And believe it or not, I look up to you each and every day, in so many ways. I know what you're thinking, and I can actually picture you right now saying, "Stop, stop." But, no, no. I most certainly won't stop. I've looked up to you from that time you were about six, when you spent an entire day teaching yourself how to ride a bike and wouldn't come inside until you'd mastered it. I've looked up to you during all those times you sat with me in my hospital room, when most kids your age were swinging from the monkey bars on the playground. I've looked up to you for your determination in earning your college degree. I've looked up to you from the moment you were born, and even though you'd disagree with me know, I look up to you right now -- at this moment -- because you are working so very hard to get the help you've needed for so very long.
I'm proud to call you my sister. I'm proud of the bond we have, and I look forward to more happy years together. So happy birthday, little sister. I love you, and you'll always be my #1 BEST FRIEND... xoxo