What a happy day!

Today, my baby sister is turning 27!


I was ten years old the day my sister was born: a day like today but 27 years ago.

I remember going to school and, around noon, her father went to pick me up. I was so excited to get to the hospital to meet her. And there she was : a tiny teeny baby. Twenty-seven years later and she is my best friend and we are twins at heart.

Today, I celebrate you so. Although, I celebrate your birth every single day cause I can't believe how lucky I am to have you as a sister!

But I was thinking about the many reasons why I am grateful for you. So, I decided to share some of them.

27 reasons I am grateful for you

I am grateful because:

  1. you are my baby sister.
  2. you are the best present my Mom ever gave me.
  3. we rarely fight.
  4. if we do disagree on something, it lasts 5 minutes.
  5. you are the best sister EVER.
  6. you are my best friend.
  7. you call me Mani.
  8. you are my person.
  9. you trust me, and I trust you.
  10. you are a great daughter.
  11. you take care of our Mom as I am far and away.
  12. you inspire me to be better and to work harder so you can be proud of me.
  13. we are so far, but so close at heart.
  14. we are so different, but so twins at heart.
  15. you are always there for me, and support my dreams.

“She's my person. If I murdered someone, she's the person I'd call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor. She's my person.” — Dr. Cristina Yang- Grey's Anatomy.

16- you were my first model.

17. you are a great portrait model and one of my favorite people to photograph!

18- you gave me a niece.

19- you do such a great job raising her.

20- you send me photos of Ilen Maria every day.

21- you are an excellent mother.

22- you are a great cook.

23- you found someone who makes you happy and loves Ilen Maria, and who would climb on a tree for photos... he is a keeper!

24- you have become such an incredible woman.

25- you are an incredible teacher to your students.

26- you are definitely a better version of me.

27-ABSOLUTELY GRATEFUL THAT YOU TURN 27 TODAY. May you have a wonderful day and you know I wish you all the good things in the universe: health, love, happiness!

We are sisters by blood, and I love going through life, knowing that you are my best friend.

And I am so proud of you.

Happy birthday to you, Tatica!

Love you to the next galaxy and back!


Sisters help you find important things when you have lost them. Things like your smiles, your hopes, and your courage.