April’s birth stone is a diamond. I can totally believe that because many years ago, in April, my sister, the diamond was born. I can still remember the day my mother went into labor. I was 7 years old then and I remember crying, as I watched my dad’s Oldsmobile drive off, with my mother. My grandmother told me, I could not go with my mom and dad. I remember being too young to go up to the wards to see my baby sister and the confusion I had, when first seeing her, that the blanket she had was green. Other memories, I had around the time of my sister’s birth, we purchased out first computer, a Commodore 64 with a dot matrix printer. We were so excited to get this computer and my father and I made a huge banner, which I colored in afterwards, welcoming my mother and sister home. I remember lots of visitors and all the gifts that people brought for her. I remember, when my mother’s friend gave me a box of jelly beans, all to myself! I received my first teddy bear, from my parent’s…it was pink 🙂
I loved my sister from the start. Naturally, there was sibling rivalry from the start. I was the only child for 7 years before she was born and all of a sudden, I had to share and think of her first. Would I have opted for anything else? NEVER. My sister is one of my biggest joys in my life. As she got older, we became more close. She was my constant shadow. Wherever I went, she went with me and bringing her places, was so much fun! I watched my sister grew from an infant to a child, to a teenager, college student and now law school student. Having her in my life has been a gift and I love her very much.
So, I wanted to celebrate, with this small tribute. Happy Birthday, to my darling baby sister. You are always in my heart and I love you very much. I am incredibly proud of you and all you have accomplished. You are a beautiful young lady and a force to reckon with. I could not have been more blessed, since the day you were born, to have you in my life. I hope that your birthday, will be a wonderful day and that you continue to shine, as you always do.