Only being a year and a half apart from each other made us more than cousins, it made us best friends and practically sisters. For years, if you saw one of us, you knew the other wasn't far behind. We have gone from living a 15-minute walk away from each other to living over eight hours away from each other and back to a 15-minute walk again. I know we have had times when we didn't get along the greatest. I apologize for all the times I would sit and cry to get you in trouble when things didn't go my way. But, we had some really great times too. From Pap letting us get in the hot tub way past our bedtime (not to mention in our pajamas) to wearing matching outfits and getting told we weren't allowed to paint whiskers on our faces during school. We have gone through the awkward phases of middle school, boy troubles, and going away to college. Through everything, nothing has broken our relationship, but this weekend will be the biggest change we have experienced together.
This weekend I get to stand with you as maid of honor as you get to marry a wonderful man. I am beyond excited to see you with someone who makes you so happy and loves you as much as he does. Having him around is something that has bettered both of our lives. When the two of began dating, I didn't lose you to him, but I gained someone to be the brother I didn't have. Whether it was running me places to go get food or teaching me how to jump a car, he has always been there for me too. It is great to have someone who has always seen us as a package deal and can handle the both of us when we are hyper and start singing Jonas Brothers songs we still have memorized from middle school.
I'd like to thank you both for all the dinners and movies I have been a third person too. For every time I was annoying in middle school (and probably well into high school) and you still put up with me. For having my back and being there for me any and every time I needed you, no matter how far away we were from each other. Congratulations on your big day! I can't wait to be there with the two of you and see where life takes you.