Robin

 

Photo by Kaihla Tonai © 2014
Photo by Kaihla Tonai © 2014

This girl, you guys.

She’s turning 15 today. Time seems to be slipping by faster than I can even comprehend it, because I’m pretty sure that just last week, my mom was sitting me down at the kitchen table to tell me she was having another baby. I’m pretty sure just the other day, my baby sister was a literal baby, falling asleep on my chest while I lay on the couch watching TV after school.

But alas, no. She has grown into an incredible young woman who baffles me every day with how kind-hearted, generous-spirited, and genuinely good she is. She makes me proud with her voracious appetite for books (having her read and enjoy one of my recommendations is a huge highlight for me) and in her, I see a kindred, introverted spirit. She is quirky and wonderful and as much as I wish I could make time stop, I would never, because then I would be depriving myself and the world of an amazing person.

Happy birthday, Robin. Love you so much more than I could have ever dreamed possible.

Robin

Jamie

2014 © Kaihla Tonai
2014 © Kaihla Tonai

Happy sweet 16 to this incredible girl who makes me proud every day. I can’t believe how time has flown and what an amazing young woman you are growing into. You surprise me all the time with your sweetness and your wit and your grace. Some days I long to turn back the clock and have back the little chubby-cheeked baby that you were, but that would be robbing myself of knowing you as you are now, and that would be a shame. I am so happy to be able to call you my sister, and I hope that this day – and year, and the rest of your life – is filled with all of the sweet wonder and love that you deserve.

Love you to the moon and back.

Jamie