Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy (late) Birthday Mindy!!

My apologies for being late.
The most cherished sister-in-law in my life whose last name starts with "D" celebrated a birthday on the 30th.

Mindy is amazing. I'm sure she is tired of me saying this, but she has brought buckets and buckets of joy to our family. The exponential smiles that have occurred in my little brother's life when she married him is enough to put her in the DeGering hall of fame. But that's not all. She has been a big sister to the younger DeG's still at home. Jenna and McKay adore Mindy. I'm pretty sure she has been J's shoulder to cry on, wine on, spill guts on more than her far away sisters were able to. I love her for that. My parents think she's the greatest thing since Michael's high school glory wrestling days. She simply belonged to our family instantaneously without missing a beat.

She has gorgeous hair. (Seriously. I'm never letting her forget it. Bee-ee-a-utiful.)

She is hilarious. If you haven't read her blog, you are missing out. Her wit, charm and humor delight me post after post. She is full of life. She loves without reservation. She's an amazing aunt. I've seen her with all her nieces and nephews and took a few notes on how to be an amazing aunt. She is smart with an official degree as of Friday proving it. She loves teaching.

She is does not hold back who she is. I love her for that. I've never found out who the "real" Mindy is after I've gotten to know her. She has always been herself with me from day one. I love her for that. So hap, hap, happy birthday Mindy. You're one in a million and so blessed I get to have you in my life forever!


michael. mindy. dane. said...

Thank you, THANK YOU! You are way too nice, but I appreciate it :)

Kim said...

I'm glad you love her as much as we do! She really is all those wonderful things!

Shauna said...

Amen, Sister, Amen.

Grant and Candice said...

I think she must take after her older sister:)