My sister Amy turns 40 tomorrow. It is both shocking to me that she is already forty and mind-boggling that I am old enough to have a sister that is turning forty. I feel like it was just yesterday that she was complaining about having to babysit us.

 My Mom and Amy on her 1st Birthday

She is the oldest of the four of us and without a doubt the least selfish. Despite the fact that she is not married (trust me, this is by choice and she will gladly show you her "I don't have a husband dance") and has no children she has helped organize and throw wedding and baby showers for the other three of us girls. She comes to everything for us and showers us and our families with gifts. We always tell her she doesn't need her own kids she already has seven in her nephews and niece.

She is a giver.

She is always there. She will go out of her way to come help you whenever you need it. She is the sister who will bend over backwards to make sure your wedding details are just right. I could not ask for a more supportive, giving and loyal sister.

She shows up to help you pack, move and then unpack. She shows up when your basement floods and just starts cleaning the mess as if it were her own. She came when every single one of our babies were born and spent many a long night in hospitals while we were in labor. She cheers us on and celebrates with us. She bakes incredible birthday cakes even when the requests are as crazy as shark cupcakes, a Rudolph cake (in March nonetheless) or a Titanic cake. She is an incredible aunt.

She deserves the world for all she does for our family and I am forever grateful for all she has done for me and my family. There are not enough words to describe how much she means to me and I am so lucky she is my sister.

Happy Birthday La! Wishing you (at least) 40 more....

All my love. xoxo


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