Today one of the most beautiful, inspirational, creative, talented, loving, supportive, encouraging, and down right fun women I am blessed to know.. and even more blessed to call my sister and one of my best girlfriend.. turns 22 years young! Today is a special day because 22 years ago Catherine Paige Herron came into this world and graced everyone with her presence! Today 22 years ago I was given one of the greatest gifts a woman can ever be given, a sister close in age, two and a half years apart to be exact. Someone to share clothes, makeup tips and hair ideas with. Someone to tell stories to and hear their stories in return. Someone to try out for the Tennis team in high school with even when you know you’re going to down right stink! Someone who understands what it’s like being raised by the same parents and be in the same family. Someone to take drives during the summer time with while dancing and singing along in the car to your favorite songs. Yes, we really do that still to this day, and even worse we once caught a man in the car next to us intentionally driving the same speed so he could dance and sing along with us lol.. it really happened and that story is for another time and place.
There is no other bond in the world like a sister close to you in age. No other person who has simultaneously watched and went through the stages of life with you from such a close perspective. They don’t just sympathize or empathize with you on things, they literally know what it is like. They don’t just listen to your memories or remember things because they were told about it later on in life. No they remember vividly for themselves. They don’t need to be told about it because they were there, right by your side experiencing it for themselves as well. They remember the funny jokes, the frustrating times, the happy moments, the stressful situations. They remembers the good ideas and the bad ideas, and they also remember being there to share in the responsibility of it all.. because they were there, not as an older or younger sibling, not as a friend or a parent but as a partner in crime, so to speak. Someone who was in the thicket of if all with you, and that is the blessing of having Paige as my sister, someone so close to me in age and spirit, bonded to me through the moments that life handed to both of us and the honor we have had to face those moments together!
A few recap’s of my favorite moments through out the 22 years we have spent together as sisters and friends side by side!
We love you Katie- Paige and wish you the happiest 22nd birthday in the entire world!
Your brother & sister,
Matt & Blair