I couldn't be more proud. My younger sister recently graduated with her Master's Degree in Communications from the University of Northern Iowa. She worked very, very hard (more than I'll ever know) to achieve this goal.
As I watched her receive her diploma, observed her celebrating with our family and friends, and hugged her good bye before going home, my heart felt so full. What an amazing woman she has become. She is so full of love, happiness, and smiles. She is a gift to all who are privileged enough to know her.
And how lucky am I to have her as my one and only sister? Before my parents dropped me off at home after her celebration, I thanked them for giving me my sister. More than once I've wondered what my life would be like without her. She is my best friend, someone that will always be there for me, that I'll continue to learn from, and absolutely admire for all she is accomplished and all that she is. I couldn't do without her and that is the honest truth.
I can't wait to see what the future holds for her. Whatever it is, I know it is BRIGHT and she deserves every joyous moment. She'll do things I won't do, I'll do things she won't do, but at the end of the day, we'll have each other to share our stories with.
As you can tell, we were excited about my sister's graduation! My mom, sister, and myself are all proud graduates of UNI. Go Panthers!