Dear Sarah Ann,

You are so brave and independant and I am so glad that you are my sister. Thank you for being family-centered and for always making us your priority. Your need for structure and your attention to detail are part of the glue that holds us together. I love you so much.

I don’t know that I have ever expressed to you how proud I am of you. You have worked so hard in your school work and in your summer jobs. You have excelled in all you do. You work hard, you always do your best, and you push others to succeed with you. You challange old ideas and you think outside the box. You are open and honest. And while you are blunt at times, no one ever has to wonder where they stand with you.

I know we don’t always see eye to eye on everything, but always know that I love you and I will stand beside you. Even though we’re adults, the “sister code” will always be in effect.