Wednesday, December 19, 2012

This One's for Izu, My dearest Little Sister

Happy Birthday, little sis!

You're seven today. I can't believe how fast you're growing up :) Every time we Skype, I am in awe of how much you have grown since the last time we spoke.

I was eighteen years old when you came into my world and I wasn't really sure how I was supposed to feel about a new addition to our family. But then I saw you for the first time and you were all red and wrinkly and adorable. Who couldn't love you?

I remember the when we used to play together. You were always laughing; always a happy child - except when it came to brushing your teeth for bed time...heheh. Although it caused a headache then, I now cherish the memories of your blood curdling screams at bedtime every night.

One day I came home from school and you were crying because you had fallen off the bed. I picked you up and you took one look at my face and grinned. Everything forgotten. I remember teaching you how to say 'kokko' and when your mother came into the room you called her that :D I loved all the times we played together. 

You were only five when I came here and I have missed two of your birthdays. I even missed the first day at your new school. Your first day at first grade. I'm sorry I'm missing these important milestones. I promise I'll make it up to you when I go back. I miss you so very much. You are the best sister anyone can ask for. Even at such a young age you are capable of so much love, it's amazing.

I have the cards you sent me since I came here. They are beautiful and they all mean so much to me. You are so creative. Never give it up. 

Such a diva already...heheh...look at the pose!

I hope you have a wonderful time with your brother, mother and father, and I hope you get all the love and happiness you deserve on this special day. We all love you dearly. 

With all my love,