As documented here before, I didn't spend enough time with her in her younger days. Ironically, I started getting closer to her once her family moved to Houston (TX) several years ago. I am so grateful that she allowed me back in her life.
She's such a great person. We share a passion for sandwiches from Texadelphia. I have enjoyed watching her play volleyball. We have even occasionally ganged up on my other sister (her aunt) Nancy in some good-natured ribbing. I really have enjoyed watching her grow into a beautiful young adult.
Today is her time to shine. Happy birthday Sam. I love you lots!
Sam Parker and me in Mokena, IL-December 2010.