Wednesday, May 17, 2017

All The Places She Will Go!

It hit me today that my little sister is graduating from high school next week. I was the third person to hold this sweet girl after she was born. I recall that day she was born, and I remember realizing that I wasn't the only one here anymore. I now had a sister. I love Bell so much and I wanted to tell her how proud of her I am. I never thought I would have a sibling, but Bell came and I felt my entire world change, and for the better. She has been such a blessing. I recall all the cute funny things she used to do and what a crazy little kid she used to be. She'd kill me for telling this, but she even enjoyed a tasty hairball left behind by our now passed tabby Oscar (babies, am I right?)

I found this picture in my archives. She was a winner of a golden ticket (some candy and a free DVD of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) during a promotion run by our theater when Charlie and the Chocolate factory came out. She was so excited to win. It was great seeing her smile. She was one of my first models in my studio photography class that I took in college. She has a zest for life, and one I wish I had. She is definitely the traveler of the family. In fact, after she graduates next week she will be traveling to Germany. I am going to miss this silly face for a few weeks.

Bell has shown me so much in the 18 years she's been here. She's been a wonderful sister to me, and now she is a terrific aunt to my daughter. I hate to think of anything happening to her,  I wouldn't be the same. I would be missing a friend, and a sister. I hope that Bell grows and learns as she graduates, and finds her place in this world. She is planning to go to a college in the fall, still nearby, which makes me happy, and I am so looking forward to seeing all the great things she will be doing with her life. 

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