Today La Luz's Aunt Susan celebrated her birthday and I wish I could have been there to celebrate with her. I have felt like Susan was my second little sister since the day, or night, that I first met her, just one week after I met Christian.
On the occasion of her birthday I cannot resist posting a picture of her from way back when.
Not only has she always been like a sister, she has always been a great friend, and I cannot imagine what my life would be like without her. I think we get along so well because we like all of the same things - music, books, movies, and playing with our kids and dogs.
Here's one of my favorite pictures of Susan playing with a dog that adopted her on the beach in Hummarock.
She is adorable and hilarious and humble and engages in just the right amount of self-deprecation. She is also a superb baker and hair stylist - two things I am not. Susan has an 18 month-old son and is over half-way through her second pregnancy and I really don't know how she does it.
Here she is with La Luz over the Christmas holidays, the last time we were together.
She will be here next weekend for Jazz Fest and I cannot wait to celebrate her belated, happy birthday!