Happy 17th Birthday, Jillian!

Today (September 7th, 2007) my baby sister turnes seventeen. I know, she hasn’t really been a baby for a long time….but today I was reflecting on the day she was born, and how excited I was and how little and vulnerable she seemed those long seventeen years ago.

She has grown into quite a beautiful, corageous, amazingly funny, smart young woman. And (thank the universe for the bond of siblings) our friendship has grown, too. She is one of my best friends, and one of the people I look up to the most. I can’t imagine life without her, and I feel truly lucky that I get to call her not only my sister, by my friend as well.

In a few short months she will be graduating from high school, and moving on to becoming all that she wants to be. I know she can accomplish anything, and I just hope I get to go along for the ride.

Enjoy this time, Miss Jiggs. And know we are all in your corner, rooting for you ever step of the way.

Happy 17th Birthday. We love you!

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