March 5th brings me an unmeasurable amount of joy. Year after year after year I wake up and notice extra sunshine, joy and kindness in the day. It's always been a day to reflect on how much love my sister Katie has brought to my life. It is a day to remember the years and years of sunshine that radiated from my life simply by knowing her. It's a day to pause a little more than usual and be thankful for having this strong, determined and loving sister in my life. In full disclosure it also comes with a fair amount of pain and sadness from being distanced both mentally and physically from Kate but that doesn't take away from the immense amount of love that I have for her. That I will always have for her. My life has a big ugly black hole that has come from missing my sister. A hole that can only be filled with her love. I have hope that someday the hole will be filled again.
To my sister on her birthday,
I hope you always remember how much you are loved. Truly loved. I hope you remember how cherished you were yesterday. How cherished you are today. How cherished you will be tomorrow. I hope you know whenever and wherever that I will always be here for you. I am so lucky to know you and to have been molded by your strength and guidance my entire life.
I love you. I love you. I love you.