To a sister

Dear Madison,  
I still remember the morning there was ice in the milk. Frustrated I went upstairs to get Mom, who fixes everything, but their bed was empty. I went to go wake up Caleb, and saw a strange dark tuft of hair peeking out from the bottom bunk! I guess I had to deal with my frozen milk, you wanted to get here already šŸ™‚ 
It was so fun having you as a little baby, but its even more fun now that you’re a friend instead of a play thing. One of my favorites might be sharing a bathroom with you (don’t you love how when I come home and stay in the guest room I still insist on using – and messing up – our bathroom?) “Dance, dance, dance…” šŸ˜‰
You have become a beautiful young woman, far beyond her years in maturity. I remember when I called you freaking out about what to wear for my engagement pictures, and as my maid of honor you calmly gave the comfort, “it doesn’t really matter lizzie, you’ll look beautiful in anything.” Thank you Maddie. Thank you for listening when I call. Thank you for putting up with my craziness. Thank you for being the kind, brilliant, and wonderful person that you are. I miss you, when you’re so far away, but it makes me so, so happy, that we know families are forever…. because try as you will, you can’t get rid of me. Remember, no empty chairs. 
I love you Maddie, and I hope you have a wonderful fifteenth birthday.
You’re the best.

P.S. What girl goes to Vegas for her fifteenth birthday? šŸ˜› 


  1. Oohhh, you made me miss my sisters. šŸ™‚ What a beautiful post to your sissy.

  2. i have 2 sisters and no brothers.

    i adore your relationship with your sweet sister…15! that was the age i was when i met my husband, and REALLY discovered eye make-up, and got my drivers permit, and officially entered highschool.

    what a big age! she will need you to help guide her.

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