I wanna tell you about my sister Buffy.
She just got engaged to Josh, her boyfriend of…6 years? Something like that. They’ll be getting married in May and move to the Netherlands a couple of days after that. Her life is what she’s made it–wonderful. I couldn’t be happier for her. That’s a phrase that’s usually thrown around a lot when engagements happen, but here’s why it’s true:
I don’t know anybody more committed to family than Buffy. She would (and frequently does) do anything for anybody in her family. She supports all of us in whatever we choose, whether she agrees with it or not, because her number one priority is our happiness. I think that’s the definition of charity. I remember once in middle school I had been in a fight with another kid and the next day at school, as we were walking into the building that kid tried to start the fight up again. Buffy stepped in between us, pushing the kid and yelled “Nobody messes with my brother!” That’s how I picture her, as a very protective, loving sister. She cares about us so much and I know she’ll take that same caring spirit into her marriage and future family.
It only makes sense that she marries Josh. They are perfect for each other. They’ve been together for a long time and he makes her so happy. I haven’t spent a whole lot of time with Josh, but I know he’s a great guy. He wouldn’t last a week with Buffy if he wasn’t. She doesn’t put up with anybody’s crap. Ever.
The main reason why I’m so happy for Buffy is because I know what this will do for her. It’s going to make her exponentially happier. I don’t know how to describe this, but it’s like the bigger her family gets, the bigger her smile becomes. Her heart only grows, it can’t ever get smaller. She deserves all the happiness possible because she gives so much happiness to people around her. Having a family is…the best possible thing for her. She deserves an award. Seriously. Her wedding day is going to be FANTASTIC because all the love that she has given to others is going to be given right back to her. I’m so excited, I can’t wait. I’m about to punch somebody, I’m so excited. If I could run up a wall and do a backflip, I would. She is a wonderful sister.
Me, Aryn (our niece) and Buffy. I didn’t crop you out of it this time, Buff.