For those of you who don't know (which would include myself, prior to looking it up), the title of this post means "To my dearest sister" in French. Bree is currently taking French and is head over heels in love with it, so I thought a French title would fit this birthday post dedicated to her very well. Since I don't speak a word of French (yet :)), Google Translate was very helpful. :)
Bree, you are my darling little sister and my dearest friend. I don't know what I would do without your clever wit and your incredible sense of humor. We always have so much fun together, and we have too many private jokes to count. We chat about anything and everything together, work on our books together, and (occasionally) quarrel together. You are an absolutely amazing dancer, an absolutely amazing writer, and an absolutely amazing friend.
And today you officially step into your teen years. I honestly can't believe it. How did time go so fast?
"Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply . . ." ~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
Bree, it is such a pleasure to watch as you grow and mature in the Lord. We have been "buddies" for years, and despite the fact that we sometimes disagree, we always have remained close. I knew you as a little toddler, a small child, and now you are becoming a lovely young lady. I am so blessed to have you in my life. ♥
My Scripture for you this year is as follows:
"The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."
I love you so much, Josy-phine! I hope your birthday is overflowing with His blessings.
P.S. I just couldn't resist . . . (it's almost scary how much this song sounds like us :P)