It's my sister's birthday. And it just never gets easier to be so far away. I will say that the longer we are living on the far side, the more I treasure the ties that don't fall away with time and distance.
Happy Birthday, Sister!
For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray,
to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
- Christina Rossetti