Just some nice things about the ones Im thinking of today....
Dakota: My Boo-Boo. Here's to the one I get sooooo mad at, but love so much! My baby sister NEVER lies to make me feel better. If I want a truthful opinion, she is the one I go to. Cheers to being wild, outgoing and keeping each other IN trouble! That friend that you don't go a day without talking to, the one that you can just cry with, sit for hours and not speak, but know exactly what each other is feeling, the one you can't live without...she is it. I cherish each and every moment spent with her. As I sit here and giggle reminising on these crazy times debating on wether or not Im going to publish- YEAH RIGHT! We love hard, but fight harder...each other that is! I love you booga-wooga!
Ali: The Bandit. To my middle sister, my look-alike, you make me whole. Well, more rounded. To our childhood memories, partying days, punching the crap out of that dude at Andys Deli for hitting his girlfriend and almost getting arrested for assault, to keeping me updated on news-like current events and most of all for being you. I've always looked up to her for being so strong, yet so sensitive. Here's to going out of your way to make your sisters happy and keeping us in line. After all, she was the one who taught Dakota and I how to punch, shoot Wild Turkey without gagging and showing us that unconditional love is real. For going down the road that makes you happy even though some of us didn't agree. I love you and am so proud!
Mommy: There is waaaay too much to write about and I'm sure I will start boo-hooing, so Im going to keep it simple. Not only is she a wonderful Mother, but a best friend as well. Here's to keeping smiles on our faces, teaching us how to toilet paper a house "the right way," letting us know that there is no dream or goal that we can't achieve, tickling our arms until we fall asleep and for letting us eat ice cream for breakfast on Valentines! Going out in public with her is an adventure, you never know what she will say or do! Our family road trips...my, oh my! Not only does she MAKE us do the Chinese fire drill at red lights, but she raps along to Salt-N-Pepa, Snoop Dogg (her ex-husband, so she says), Mase and her favorite poet of all times, Lil Wayne with the windows down! Her and I in the car together leads to a 63 mile journey- getting lost in convo and missing exits, dancing, honking the horn at random times...just being on an open road with no where to go, a full tank of gas and each other is the most fun! There is not one day that goes by where we don't hug or make random phone calls to each other. Without her, my sisters and I would be lost.
Daddy: Haha, he's my main man! Just thinking about him makes me laugh and smile! Always telling us how it is and not blowing smoke up our asses. Here's to making sure his girls are never dissapointed, coming to the rescue by being Mr. Mom on duty 24-7, picking up the phone at ANY time of night when I need an ear, and to making the best tacos ever! Moving in with him when I turned 13 actually sculpted my life. Sure, he bleached most of my clothes and scared the boys away, but the room mate (thats what we refered to each other as) moments we had were unforgettable! Bringing home 15 chirpping baby chicks every semester, turtles from the side of the road and quite a few rescued dogs, I'd say we always kept each other entertained! For always putting himself second to family and friends, NEVER lying and most of all, saying "I love you" every chance he gets. Shit, I have tears in my eyes...I knew this was going to happen. No one will ever come close to what my Daddy means to me.
Okay, Im done being mushy...although there is one person I think about every second of everyday, my Sunshine. He is always beside me, maybe not physically, but his scent lingers. We miss you and love you, you handsome thang you!