Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Special Girl

Happy Birthday, Sis!

Crystal (sitting) and I (standing) on termite mounds in Senegal.
My sister and I are three years apart in age. She's always been my big sister, the brave and bossy one. Forging ahead and making a path for me to follow.

Crystal and I one Christmas at Grandma's house in New York.
Watching cartoons together.

As we grew we became more than sisters. We became friends.

Now she is a wonderful Auntie to my boys. They love her. She was there at both of their births.

I can finally share these photos with you! Back in March while i was still in Florida Crystal got in her wedding dress and we went to the beach for some bridal portraits. I'll share more in another post.

Things are changing. She is a married lady now. Her focus is on her husband now. Just as it should be.

But still, change is hard. I just have to remember that change isn't always a bad thing. Change can bring some wonderful new experiences. Like maybe some nieces and nephews in the future? ;)

Crystal, I hope Andy spoils you today and treats you like a queen! Happy Birthday! Love you!


Becky K. said...

I'll bet it is different for you to have Crystal distracted...even if it is for good reason.

Happy Birthday to Crystal!!

The Wedding dress and photos are lovely.

Sherri said...

Happy Birthday Crystal!!!

Randi Troxell said...

happy birthday crystal! and what lovely photos too!

l♥ving life as mommy and wife! said...

HAppy Birthday to your sis!!

When I got married, my sister had a hard time with the change too...but now its all good! Seems like life is a continual transition and change.

Brittany Ann said...

Happy Birthday to the newly married lady! Blessings!

Mrs. Rabe said...

Happy Birthday Crystal!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday crystal!!!!thanks for posting pic of the wedding everyone looked beautiful :) love Heidi

kari said...

nothing quite like a sister

Crystal said...

Thank you Melissa for the special post!

Thank you everyone for all the happy birthdays!