Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jess!

Today is the birthday of my beloved older sister Jessica! Today is also the Brazilian Valentine's Day, so Jess has always been called the "love baby". :-)

Jess has been the exact person that I needed in an older sister. She is kind, loving and fun-loving! With Jess around, it's hard to stay serious for too long of a time. She always finds something to be happy about and especially to laugh about. When I was younger, this trait used to annoy because so many times, the object of her laughter or teasing was... ME! :-) Today I am so thankful for her cheerfulness; it has taught me so much and been a wonderful example. You see, she is now married and has a darling baby boy and has become a great wife and mama. Her husband works and studies a lot so needless to say, he isn't around as much as we'd all like him to be. Although we know this is just temporary (He will graduate and it will be worth it all!), we know it's hard on Jess, but she does not complain. Jess, I'm so proud of you; your strength is a challenge to us all! Remember that this too, shall pass! I love you, dear, and wish you a MARVELOUS day!

YOU can go over to her blog and wish her happy b-day, too!


Jessica Duarte Lima said...

Oh Jeni...Thank-you so much! How sweet of you! I love you too ;)

Treasures from a Shoebox said...

What a sweet tribute to your sister. Happy birthday Jessica! Hope it's a great one :)