Wednesday, April 16, 2008
To My Sweetest, Bestest Friend!
Happy Birthday Glory! We always talk about making a post for each other, because we are always checking each other's blogs so much. So here it is- Just for you(and everyone else that is reading this- is it still just you?)!
Glory Lee Smith Watts. How proud I am to claim you for my own. My big sister! I love you so very much. And I feel so blessed to have you as a best friend. This will sound crazy but you are my everything. How different I would be without you. There would have been no one there to give me my first eyebrows(with a pencil) on my 8th grade graduation. I felt like a clown and tried so hard to scrub them off. They just faded to a nice orange-brown.
I loved being the first one you told everything to. Your first kiss. That dance where that boy tried to take your shoes off- but you didn't want him to because you had scary socks on.
Your cool job at the video store. All the free movies.
Talk about freebees- is me crashing all your dates. I never had a better time. Boy- that was the life.
I loved when people would meet me for the first time and say-"You must be Glory's sister", "You have the same lips", "You two talk the same, and laugh the same", "Are you twins?". I hate the poor soul who seemed shocked to find out that we were even from the same family tree. Blast them!
I loved our everyday morning breakfast of Mc D's or snack from the Shell gas station.
We have been on so many little journeys. Like the time we ditched school and walked miles to find out that Dick the nark was following us the whole time. What a blow.
I love that you loved ME. I know you think you were mean to me a lot growing up. But all I remember is all the good things. Which feels like my whole life. You always had my back, maybe not so much at home but at other places where I would have been shy and so uncomfortable. Being with you would make all my worries go away.
I love how we understand each other when NO one else can. I love all of our inside jokes- and sideways glances. I love that we can read each others minds, and giggle.
I love you more and more and more. I love to think back when mom would say-"Just wait till your older, your sisters will be your best friends". We didn't have to wait very long to find out how very right she was.
I have always looked up to you even though we are the same height.
You are so bright and funny. Truly gifted. You're a great loving mom. The best dancer I have ever seen! The greatest friend and sister I could ever ask for.
I love YOU. You are the one friend I will always need in my life. My phone buddy, shopping buddy, ice cream buddy, camping buddy, singing in the rain buddy, poison buddy, make-up buddy, pj buddy, roller skate buddy, white hot chocolate buddy (I guess Josh can be in this group too), workout buddy, our new found love for peanut butter buddy, mom to mom buddy, need a laugh buddy, dancing on a broken glass buddy, and last but not least salamander buddy (thats actually just you).
I just want you to know I'm thinking of you on your birthday. Even though you are not getting anything in the mail from me. I was at Nana's on Sunday and I saw that she had a card for you. And yes I know it's crazy that in 6 months I will be the age that you were just 6 months ago.
Happy Birthday GLORY... I love YOU...
If Paul hasn't taken you out yet this might make you feel better.
A list of things you do better than I
1- color better
2-paint nails better
6-have better morning breath
7-play the piano better
9-basketball, soccer, baseball
10-you know the lyrics better