In the car tonight as I was driving Marissa and I home from our swim practice we sang hymns, other praise songs, and some Christmas songs. What a joy it is to have a sister who enjoys many of the same things (who else can go from signing, to playing a sport, to joking, back to singing (our voices cracking in the most awkward places, but in unison), and then enjoy espirit moments?)! I was thinking about what a special friend God gave me as a sister. I am so thankful for Marissa and all that we share together =). We've had our tough times, no doubt (quarrels over trifles, heated conversations about who-knows-what, a few tangible hurts (I'm sorry Rissa), and spouts of harsh words) but our relationship has grown, strengthen, and be stretched over the past 16 1/2 years that we've shared the same family (and most of the time the same room). I cherish the time we spend together the memories we've made. I thought I'd take a few moments to share some pictures from over the years:
I love you Marissa, thanks for being so....encouraging, thoughtful, loving, caring, sweet, inspiring, supportive, responsible, understanding, cheerful, enthusiastic, jovial, sensible, reliable, vivacious, and well...YOU!
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