Since that day, Valerie has become much more than a sister to me- she is a great friend! There were many years when neither of us would have believed that was possible, but it is. Through God's redemptive work in my life and in hers, we are able to love each other as sisters in Christ as well as real sisters.
|2007-one of my Maids of Honor|
I am so proud of my sister, Valerie. She's getting married in a couple of weeks, and she is going to be an amazing wife. (Not to mention one of the most beautiful brides you've ever seen!) I have learned so much from her over the past few years, and I'm so thankful God has given her to me.
|2011 with her soon-to-be-husband.|
As we celebrate your birthday today, Valerie, know how much you are loved! As we celebrate your wedding in a couple of weeks, know how much you are valued! As we get to live the rest of our lives together, know how thankful I am to be your big sister.
Happy Birthday, Valerie!
I love you!