Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A special day

Today is a special day. For today marks the 40th anniversary of a very important event.

Forty years ago on this day, February 3, one of the most marvelous people in the world was born: my baby sister.

Now, when I say my "baby" sister, I really mean it. I am one of three girls. My parents had one daughter, who was practically perfect in every way, and then two years later they had me. After I was born, they had no more children for six and a half years.

I think it took them a while to get their courage back.

Thanks be to God, they didn't stop with just two daughters. In fact, I thank God every day that they went ahead and had one more child, for I can't imagine life without Ami.

That's her name. Ami. French for "friend." Well-named, she is. I've heard it said that a true friend is someone who knows all about you and likes you anyway. Ami is that person. She knows all about me--the bad stuff as well as the good stuff--and her devotion never wavers. She is loving and faithful and true, right to the very core. She is beautiful and talented and kind and generous.

And to top off all her wonderful qualities, she's given me the most adorable niece and nephew an aunt could ever want:




So today I devote my blog to bid a very happy birthday to one of the most amazing women I've ever known.

Happy Birthday, Ami. I love you.

15 comments:

HeathahLee said...

Happy Birthday, Ami! As much as I love my only sibling, my older sister, Carlyn, I can't imagine what it would be like to have another sister to share the world with. Lucky girls, y'all. : )

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

Happy Birthday, Ami!

Ms. Diva said...

Happy birthday Ami!! I also have two fabulous sisters! I can't imagine my life without them!!!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

As the mother of three daughters that are sisters, there's no greater bond than the love they have for each other. I'm blessed as their mother to have them all as sisters.

Like you with your sisters, so much love and caring. Always cherish that. Happy Birthday Ami.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Happy birthday to Ami. :)

Thank you for your well wishes today. :)

Bonita said...

Happy Birthday, Ami! Your big sis is one special lady and if she thinks you're wonderful then you must truly be! Y'all must come from good stock!

Christian Mommy Writer said...

How sweet! Bonds between sisters are so great.

Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day!

Dawn said...

a happy birthday to your sister! oh, what would my life be without mine? dull! and just a bit lonely. hope you get to celebrate together!

Graceful said...

Such a sweet tribute! And happy birthday to your Ami!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Happy Birthday, Ami!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Ami! Its very touching how you refer to her.

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to Ami! What a beautiful tribute. She certainly sounds like an amazing woman. I have one and only sister, also 6 years my junior. Besides my hubby, she is my dearest friend in all the world. I can't imagine my life without her. (Aren't we incredibly blessed?) = )

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Happy Birthday, Ami! I would love to meet you and your sister! What beautiful children you have~

Megan said...

What a beautiful post! I just found your blog today. Does your nephew have Down syndrome? I have a 4 year old daughter with Ds. It's always nice to meet another family!

Richella said...

Yes, Megan, my nephew has DS. Isn't he adorable? He's a joy.

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