To my Sis

Year after year, I search for
a way to tell you how I feel
about you on your birthday,
and every time I wonder
if it hasn't all been said before.

But this message is extra special
because it contains all the laughter
that only we have shared.

This is to remind you
of how unique our relationship is
and to tell you that you could never, ever 
be replaced in my life.

It is to let you know
how much I appreciate you.
It's a thank-you for every time
you have shared a worry or tear,
every time you have listened and been
the only one who understood,
and every time you were there
when I had no where else to turn.

It's to assure you that our relationship
is one of the most important in my life
and that you are not only my sister,
but a dear and treasured friend.

I love you, Sis,
and hope your birthday will be
 the beginning of a year
of happiness and success.