Right now, this little girl (see picture below) is out with her friends,
turning the town red as they celebrate her 21st birthday.
Des and I go wayyy back. Back to camel-riding days.
(P.S. Sorry for bad photo quality!)
But, God, is she growing up quickly. I guess that means I am too.
If you know me & my sissies personally, you know how painfully close we are.
Like white on rice! (... on a paper plate in a snow storm)
It is so hard living separately from one another, when we have spent literally 18
years attached to each other's hips. For some reason, this has affected me more with
Des than Mitch or Boo. I just have this protective instinct, like I need to watch over her
and protect her from people that are trying to hurt her.
The thing about Des is, she has way too much love for everybody. Just look at her smile.
She is the type of person that brightens your day when she walks into the room
and has this way of bringing everybody into hysterics.
She sees the best in everyone and sometimes that scares me
because I know that there are people who are not as good-hearted as her
that will take advantage of the kindness she shows.
So Des, on your 21st birthday (which is technically over by now hahah)
I just wanted to remind that I love you so so so much and that,
even though you're all old and grown up now, I am always here for you,
and even if you don't need me to be, can we at least pretend you do?
Happy birthday, gorgeous.