At not quite 2 years old myself I can not recall my reactions at the time. But I do know that it was one of the greatest gifts I could have ever received in my lifetime.
That "gift" was my sister.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope there are many more for us to share together.
And here's to all the past memories of adventures while we were kids and still wrapped
snuggly in the warm existance of a stable household. Here's to the memories of growing up still
each others best friend. We have stood side by side, shoulder to shoulder, hands clenched together through all of the happy times and even while facing deaths and the gloom life brings.
The days of home made icecream and cake and spaghetti dinners have long past. And through the years we have changed some of the traditions ourselves. But what does remain unchanged is that we have those many memories to share and we will be sisters of the closest kind forever.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SISTER. AND MANY MANY MORE. WE ALL LOVE YOU.
A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double.
-- Toni Morrison