Happy Birthday, Steph!

You know that one person you can tell ANYTHING to and know, without a doubt, they’ll go to their grave with it? No matter how juicy or funny or OMGish? I have one of those. Her name is Stephanie. She lets those of us related to her call her “Steph.” Sometimes. Other people shouldn’t.

I trust my car to her. (She’s a much better driver than I am. True fact.) I trust my kids with her. (She’s great with them). And I trust my secrets to her. (See above.)

She’s my sister, and I think she usually likes that fact. I know I do. She’s the peacemaker among us. The one who can always see both sides and never judge. She’s also the one you want on your side if things go south. There’s nothing she wouldn’t do for family. 

In fact, when we take a girls trip to Vegas, she’s ALWAYS the one who sticks around to make sure I recover from the flight.  (I’m known to take a Valium or two during flight–it’s okay.  My doctor prescribes it because hey, flying is scary.)  🙂  The time we went without Steph, I found myself looking up at a slot machine wondering where the rest of the gals had gone.  I haven’t gone without Steph since.

Oddly enough, she’s the one who reminds me most of our mom. Our mom is always there for everyone, too. A constant. True acceptance and assurance when you need it. Just like Steph.

So, today I’d like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Stephanie. Who will forever be pleased by the fact that she’s younger than I am.

I love you. 🙂

Here’s a cute picture we dug up of Stephanie, Debbie and me about a million years ago.  You would not BELIEVE the amount of hairspray these two used!  I’m serious.  If there really is an ozone problem, I know who we all can blame.

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12 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Steph!”

  1. Sayde Grace says:

    Happy Birthday!! I don’t have any sisters, I want a sister now! But I don’t think that will happen, it’s a little too late in the game for my parents 🙂 Hope Stephanie has a wonderful birthday!

    1. Thanks, Sayde! We’re all meeting for lunch and I’ll tell her. Have a great day! 🙂

    1. Hi Lynn! Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

  2. Brandie Chapman says:

    Happy Happy Day Steph!! (so glad I am in the “Steph” club!!) Great blog Beck!! Loved it. . . . tears.. . . . but thats no big surprise is it?

    1. Yeah, remember when we all got ousted from the “Steph” club when we tried to throw her in the pool at Bunko? Next time, that girl’s going in! 🙂

      1. Stephanie says:

        It will never happen ladies! 🙂 hehe

  3. Stephanie says:

    Thank you so much Beck! I love the fact I now have it in writing that I am a better driver then you. Lol! I cherish our midnight chats in the corner… 😉 xoxoxoxo. Love you!

    1. I HAD to say you’re a better driver…it’s your BIRTHDAY. 🙂

  4. Julie Hinsz says:

    Tell Steph Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you and Debbie paint the town for Stephs birthday!!!!!!

  5. Ciara Knight says:

    Happy Birthday, Stephanie. It appears you already have the gift of a loving sister.

  6. Debbie Smith says:

    OMG… You had to put that picture on your blog…uggg 🙂