Although she lives across the country in Montana, I am happy to get to experience motherhood alongside my big sister, Heidi. We were pregnant twice at the same time, and have leaned on each other for encouragement even from afar.
Growing up I pretty much idolized Heidi. She is five years older, and has always been very likable, fun, stylish, and beautiful inside and out.
I was certainly the annoying little sister who stole her clothes, copied her hairstyles, read her diary/notes from boys, and tried to hang out with her and all her cool friends!
When Heidi went away to college all of a sudden our relationship shifted -- and the separation in living circumstances actually made us closer! I still adored her and followed all her friendships and dating adventures with fascination...but she definitely embraced her role of big sis to me then, when I wasn't underfoot and in her biz!
|with our mama, 2001, makeupless (er, as much as we get!) post-canoe trip! #beautybag #thehut|
|Easter 2015 - fourteen years later!|
Now, she is a mama to four beautiful kiddos, juggling an age range of 2 to 10, complete with a packed calendar packed with school, sports, and church activities.
|my gorgeous sister and her beautiful family of six|
I could share lots of fun and embarrassing photos of me and my big sis...but instead I'll just say how happy I am to have such an awesome example of a mother in her. Strong yet kind. Soft-hearted, yet firm in her faith.
I love you, sister! I am glad your daughters will have each other just like we always did!
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