I realized that when I made my list of who I was going to write to, that I wrote Lil’ Steph down. Some things will certainly never change. Although, now that I have written that, I am wondering who first started calling you Lil’Steph anyway?
Sometime about 21 (I think) years ago, you came into my life. I’m not sure if this is how the actual story goes, but this is how I remember it. We were at choir camp, you sought me out in my cabin and basically said something like, my mom knows your dad and she told me I should find you.
If it is too much different than that, don’t tell me 🙂 You are only 2 years younger than me, but it was just enough back then, that you seemed like a baby. I was headed into High School and you were in Middle School. Yet, so quickly, possibly before even leaving camp that week, you became one of my very best friends.
A little sister, actually. Coming to me with advice, talking for hours about school, boys and parents. I fell in love with you, you know what I mean! We only had 2 short years that we lived by each other in our friendship. I moved, went to college, you went to college and now somehow even though we only live about 45 minutes away, it seems as though we are on the other side of the planet.
You have been there for the important things though and luckily, I was too. We always managed to make it to wedding, showers, births and birthdays. We have always had an understanding that even though we don’t see each other, we are always in each other’s hearts and on each other’s minds.
You are truly one of the most beautiful people I have ever met in my life. Inside and Out, you radiate positive energy, good vibes and charm. I am so lucky that you walked into my life 21 years ago and no distance, no amount of time will ever make me walk away! You and your beautiful family are thought about more than I could ever tell you, I love you all! Hopefully, we will see each other before another 3 1/2 years go by.