I want to say a BIG thank you to my baby sister for all her help last week with G-man! Gunnar was on spring break and my sister spent the week entertaining him, helping with homework, reading, and all around just being the Gr8Kate that she is! I could not have gotten through last week without her help, she made it possible for me to get through a difficult week and keep everything peaceful and fun for Gunnar. She road bikes and played basketball with him. They built Lego's, this is always a Gunnar favorite! She took him hiking and to Crackerjacks Amusement Park. They went to see Mars Needs Moms at the movies and even a spring training baseball game! I'm not sure who was more exhausted by the end of the week, but I know they both had a wonderful time and this mom/big sister could not be more grateful.
I don't think I tell you enough just how special you are and how much you mean to me. How much respect I have for the person you are and the person you continue to become. You are an amazing person with so much potential to do whatever you choose, and I cannot wait to see what decision you make with that wonderfully intriguing brain of yours. You never cease to rise to any challenge, whether it's one you give yourself, or one someone else puts upon you. You are strong, intelligent, beautiful inside and out, and you have a heart of gold. I am now, always have been and always will be proud to call you my sister. I am all too aware that you are fully grown, but "baby girl" is what you will be to me forever and always. No matter how many miles may soon separate us, you will never be far from my heart. I hope you remember all the great times we have enjoyed together, and I know there are plenty more where those came from. As we've grown older our lives have gone in different directions, but my love for you has only grown in leaps and bounds with years, age and maybe even a little bit of wisdom thrown in. Never forget that I am and always will be there for you even if I may be far away. I love you more than my words can express Baby Girl, but I figured now was as good a time as any to try.
I love you forever,