Mom and Dad rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night and I remember climbing on my bed to peek out the window and watch as they backed out the driveway. Matt and I woke up the next morning, and Auntie Bodo took us to Denny's..."your sister is coming today!" We ate breakfast, and then waited. And waited. And waited some more. "Is she here yet?!" Couldn't this whole birthing a baby thing happen any faster? We really wanted to meet you! Finally, we made it to the hospital. You had arrived. Just in time for Christmas! Well, a week early, to be exact. When we entered the room, Matt rushed to the comfy chair and demanded that he be the first to hold you. I was pretty upset about that. Mostly because he bragged about it for the rest of the night. Ah well :) I still got to hold you, love on you, and take care of you. You were and still are my sweet, dear little sister.
I am very thankful that God blessed our family with you. You have been a great friend and "special" seester.
I hope this year is blessed beyond belief! Soon you will hear back from colleges that you've applied to and be preparing to head out into the great big world! wow! It seems like just yesterday, we were holding you in the hospital, and stuffing you in that great big Christmas stocking :) You have grown up so much and it has been amazing to see how the Lord has been growing you into a woman of God. You are smart, sassy at times ;), and beautiful-just the way God created you.
I love you dearly and just want to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
(Ryan and Eleanor wish you the best too ;)
Meg,your not-much-older and oh-so-wise sister ;)