05 December 2010


This blessed December day is the day of birth to many rich and famous people (including Walt Disney). But the birthday that is closest to my heart is my sister's. Sarah is 23 years old today! Sarah is awesome. Like any sibling, Sarah and I have had our ups and downs, especially as we have gotten older. But this last year we have grown closer and I am so happy about that. I look up to her in so many ways and appreciate the love and advice she gives me on all accounts. Some of my favorite memories with the sis?

Playing with all our dolls- pretending we were their moms- dividing up our Halloween candy among them and then pretending they got sick.

Barbie dolls- we had an entire, intricate story figured out complete with a villain and romance.

Lying in bed at night talking about every thing from school to dishwashers until i was too tired to talk anymore.

Decorating our bedroom for Christmas.

Taking forever to deep clean our bedroom, probably getting lost in a game of Barbies, or maybe deciding to rearrange all the furniture.

One Christmas night we stayed up in my upstairs room, putting on makeup and taking funny pictures.

I admire my sister so much. She has done things that I could never do! She is currently a music performance masters student at the U of U and plays the cello in the Orchestra at Temple Square. She has worked her behind off to become a good cello player and she loves it. She has taught me about following personal revelation and sticking to your standards. Starting when she was like 10 Sarah wrote and directed a Christmas Nativity play for the neighborhood children to perform. I've learned from her that you should follow your dreams and do what you love, no matter what others say about your ability to do so. Sarah gets excited when I succeed and is always there for me when I fail or my heart breaks.

Sarah wins, I fail.


I smile because you are my sister. I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it :)


  1. Rebekah, you win. You are such a beautiful daughter. Please don't let recent events convince you otherwise. These feelings are why I didn't ever feel very good about what was happening. You deserve someone who adores you and sees you for all the lovely depth you have.