Emily is my sister.
Everyone says we look alike. Our mom even mixes up our baby photos. I am really ok with that, because who wouldn't want to look like that picture?

So let me tell you about her. She is the oldest child in our family. She lives in Boston, has a great job, an adorable apartment, and really neat friends. In her free time she speaks at EFY, reads soo many books, travels around New England, and writes really nice cards. (She even keeps cards in her purse at all times, that's how nice she is.)

The other day I bought a book called "Stuff Women Should Know." It was 1$ in the clearance section at Half Price Books, so I figured it would be worth a skim through. As I read, I was shocked by how much I already knew. I wouldn't have known any of it, if it weren't for the influence of some pretty great sisters. And since Emily was the first- I think most of it stemmed from her learning.

Emily taught me how to read my scriptures, how to teach a lesson, how to love church music, how to style short hair, how to be an optimistic listener, how to say sorry, how to be ok spending money on myself and others, how to volunteer, how to do dishes, how to love musicals, how to wear high heels, how to love brushing my teeth at night, how to appreciate institute, how to organize my social schedule, how to purchase furniture, how to sing/dance in the car, how to say thank you, how to make goals as a single woman, how to habitually pray, how to embrace literature, how to make (and keep) friends that have different opinions than me, how to get up after I have been hurt, how to journal, how to play the piano while singing, how to love little blankets, and beyond.

I once read a quote that said, "How do people make it through life without a sister?"
I truly don't know and I'm really lucky to have such good ones.

Happy birthday sister / twin / friend


Kate C. said...

Amen to that! You have an absolutely magnificent sister. Such a lovely tribute, Becca - much love to you both!

melimba said...

What a lovely tribute to such a wondrful and amazing woman. So glad that she's ours.

Heather said...

I love this post, and I feel the same way about my sisters! we are so blessed to have them. And Emily is such an amazing woman!

ellen said...

What a nice email! Your sister is a gem. And that photo is awesome!