We’ve capsized rafts and commanded canoes, pulled hair and shared clothes, rooms, bunk beds, cars, colleges. I’ll never be able to catch you (you got the long-legged genes), but dangit, I’ll be cheering for you, always.

To my sister and friend — lighthearted, kind, beautiful — whom I am fortunate to have been side by side with in life and have shared more memories, laughs, tears and growing pains with than anyone I know; you amaze me.

Happiest day, Heidi Beth! Very lucky to have you as a big, little sister.