Oh sure I will kid my sister Nancy that she is another year older. I'll also mention that she is the oldest of the three siblings. I am sure I will pepper in a few more age jokes, too.
Despite my jabs at her increasing age, I love Nancy dearly. I couldn't ask for a better sister and friend. Nancy has been there for me in so many ways (and probably some ways I don't even know).
Thinking about how great she is, maybe I will take it easy on her today. Maybe I will let up on the age jokes. Then again, how else will she know I love her and am wishing her well on her birthday?
Actually, all she has to do is to read this. Happy birthday Nanc. I hope it is a great one. You deserve the best!
Nancy, me and Jean in Colome, MI-July 2014.