I wanted to post a tribute to my sweet sister, Laura, today for her birthday. From the time I was young, Laura has been the cool, older sister. Somehow she knew all about boys, music, clothes and lipgloss... all the necessities of childhood and female adolesence. Sometimes she would impart her wisdom to us. I distinctly remember her lecture on kissing. "Don't give kisses away like pretzels... if you do, that is what they will become like.. pretzels." I still don't really know what that means, but through her words, it became gospel. I loved to cruise around town in her Subaru Justy and listen to Erasure and Def Leopard. Although I am seven years her junior, I never felt uncool or too young to party. She was alwasy the beauty of the family with the coolest clothes and makeup.
Today, we continue to be close and share a special sisterly bond. She still loves to share her advice and knowledge, although now it is more about mothering and grown up things. I still love to ask for it and listen. I am so happy you were born and I love you! Happy Birthday!