Today is my sister's 16 birthday. Wow, it is crazy to think the youngest of us is almost all grown up. Emily is by far the wildest of us all but I love her to death. Its crazy that she can now drive, legally, everywhere! And in only 2 years she will be graduating high school. I hope the best for her in the year ahead and pray she succeeds in whatever she does.
Today also makes me sad because we celebrate her birthday without my sister Brooke with us. Brooke is away playing soccer for Missouri Western College. Last year she was away but it felt different because it was her first year away and it seemed exciting to her and for me. This year it makes me realize that some day very soon she will be out of college and moved on with her life. I wonder if she will live far or near, if far I won't even get the chance to see her every Holiday that we get out of class.
I want to wish Brooke a Happy Birthday next Monday and I hope she knows she is always in my thoughts and prayers.