Ari and I have been through a lot together. We have lived in 3 different countries and 2 states. We have traveled the globe together. No matter what my little sister was usually at my side.
She was the Maid of Honor at my wedding.
She was my sidekick at Munch's birth.
She knows more of my secrets than anyone else. She is my best friend and at times has been my only friend in the world. And she really hasn't ever been that far...except college, but that was pre-kiddos when I could just run away and visit for the weekend.
So yeah, it's hard to say goodbye and my heart is just a little broken today.
At the same time, I am SO excited for her. I know she loves Dallas, but I know she will find joy in exploring her new home. We were trained well in the art of adventure (thanks Daddy) and I know she'll like that part. She'll make new friends; faster than she realizes...because she's always been able to do that.
She also has the best partner a girl could ask for. My brother in law is THE most amazing fit for her.
If ever two people were meant to be together it was them. I have watched them become a boy in a beanie and giggling college grad, to a strong, fantastic couple, that could take on the world together. I could not have picked a better person to be with her on this new exciting chapter. I am so happy she found a guy that I know will take care of her and grow with her and be there through anything. Plus any guy that Munch insists is Superman is okay by me...even if he did break the door. ;o)
Safe travels little sister. I expect Skype dates once a week and lots of postcards and letters...even if they just say Hello. The boys and I are excited to have a new pen pal :o) We picked out plenty of stamps this morning!
I love you. Hope we see each other sooner rather than later.