Happy Birthday to Melissa!!!!…

Hi there!  Happy Thursday to you!  Today is a VERY special day to not only me but to someone extremely special in my life.  Today is my sister, Melissa’s Birthday!  I am so incredibly happy to share this special day with her.  She is a huge part of my life.  Not only is she my sister but she is truly my best friend too.  I can proudly say that with all of my heart.  I don’t know what I would do with myself if she wasn’t a part of my life.  The day she was born was one of the happiest days of my life.

I remember that day like it was yesterday.  I remember my mom being pregnant with Melissa too.  I was 4 years old when Melissa was born.  We are 4 years apart in age.  When my mom was pregnant with Melissa, I went to every ultrasound with her.  I remember when the appointments were done we would always stop at McDonald’s or some kind of fast food place because she had such cravings for hamburgers.  It worked out perfectly for me because I always ended up getting a Happy Meal.  It was the best part for sure.

I remember feeling Melissa kick in my mom’s stomach.  I remember how proud and excited I was when I was told that I was going to become a big sister.  I took that role very seriously.  I remember my parents dropped me off at my grandparents house when my mom had to go to the hospital. I remember being so anxious and I kept asking my grandparents if it was time to go to the hospital yet.  Finally that moment appeared when we were able to go to the hospital.  I remember sitting in the waiting room and I kept waiting and waiting.  I was praying that they were going to name her Michelle, only because I was obsessed with watching Full House. Good reason, right?  Hah, as you can tell they didn’t end up naming her Michelle but Melissa.  I think Melissa suits her perfectly and I wouldn’t call her by any other name.

So my dad walked out of the delivery room and I remember he came up to me and said, “you’re a big sister!”  I was so excited and I was jumping up and down and I couldn’t wait to get into the room to see her! I was able to go in and I remember holding her and how proud I was.  When we brought her home from the hospital, I wouldn’t leave her side!  I remember pushing her on the baby swing and giving her a bottle.  I was my mom’s little helper.

This only continued through her toddler years.  My mom would often dress us up in the same outfits so we would match.  We were inseparable.  We were always together.  Through some of my middle school/high school years we weren’t as close as we should have been and I regret that deeply.  We started getting really close again when I went away to college.  We have gone through so much together and continue going through things together.  She is the one person I can look at and she knows exactly what I am thinking, feeling and experiencing at the same time.

She means so incredibly much to me.  I can’t even put into words what kind of impact she has made on my life.  She has one of the nicest and purest souls I have ever met.  She goes out of her way to help people and make sure that she is doing all she can.  She truly has a heart of gold.  So today, we celebrate Melissa!  I am so thankful to have her in my life and that we are so close.

Melissa and I with Courtney to the side at the shower.


Happy Birthday Melissa!  I hope you have the most beautiful and wonderful day today!  You deserve it more than anyone!  <3

Do you have any siblings?  Are you close?  Do you wish you were closer?

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