This is my little sister.
One day I dropped off her lunch at school and I asked one of the students in her class if they knew where Sydnee was. He asked, "Oh, you mean Squid?" I laughed. I knew that she goes by Squid sometimes. Because that's one of her many nicknames at our house. But I had no idea that her entire class called her that. Oh, she's a cutie.
She turned 12 on Monday. I can't believe it. The little baby is growing up so fast. .
And I think this picture is funny.
I love Sydnee so much.
She has added so much life and joy to our family. Really. Our house would be pretty boring without her.
One thing that I love about Sydnee is how intune she is with our feelings. I cannot think of a time when she has not ran to my side to offer me a hug in times where I've been sad. She is always the first one to wrap her arms around me and whisper an 'I love you' in my ear. Most of the time she has absolutely NO idea what I'm crying about. But she always makes me feel better.
She sees the good in everyone. There has never been a time when she's had anything rude or disrespectful to say about any of my friends or anyone at all, for that matter. She can get along with everyone. And I've never known anyone with so many friends . . .
Another thing with Sydnee is that she takes every step with a smile and a positive attitude. When a situation comes up, she learns to go through it happily.
When giving gifts, Sydnee is the easiest to please. One year, I gave her a little stuffed unicorn from the dollar section, and it was her favorite present. She walked around for months carrying 'Uni' and explaining that he was her favorite gift.
She has always offered a laugh because she's Syd. From yelping monkeys Christmas morning to water-filled rubber gloves as pets she has been a joy in my life.
I look up to her.
Not just because she's 'almost taller than me'
But because she's Sydnee.
And she's someone that I want to be like
and I don't think she realizes that.