Yes, it´s Friday. Reason enough for wine right? But it´s also the 24th of February, the day that my sister was supposed to turn 28 years old. Unfortunately, we haven´t celebrated more than 18 birthdays with her together but that does not mean we have stopped celebrating on the 24th of February.
It might be considered a sad day, the birthday of someone that is not here with us anymore. However, it is also a day to be celebrated, it is the day that that special person was born. So on the 24th of February for the last years we have celebrated what has been, what will be and the memories we have together. Besides the fact that I obviously would have liked to celebrate with my sister together, I have learned so much from her and her accident has partly made me into who I am today, and I am truly grateful for that.
So, yes, the missing and the pain will stay forever but there are also happy things associated with this day. And since my sister was a champ in enjoying life and making a party out of each and every day, that is what I am going to do today as well. With an extra glass of wine, to toast to one of the most inspiring people (and annoying, let´s be real, there´s nothing like fights with younger sisters when they steal your clothes or make-up) I have known and because she taught me to live much more in the moment, because no one knows what tomorrow will bring.
Cheers to life!