I love you.
You're my best friend, my counselor, my role model, my hero, my security a lot of times, my confidante, walking buddy, my guidance in a ton of situations, my teacher.
You're the only person I can tell everything to. You're the one I can share my little thoughts and dreams and fantasies with. You're the one who encourages and takes a genuine interest in all the things I love and am passionate about, and that means the world to me.
You're never too busy to talk, never too occupied or carried away in life's obligations to listen to what I have to say, or what's going on with me at the moment, or to take a look at one of Luke's Lego creations. :)
You're a hard worker, and efficient, and that's something I'm definitely going to need to learn from you--as well as how to not put oneself first, but to serve others. You spend every. single. day. doing that, and half the time I don't pause to think about it or to be thankful, but you're amazing.
You taught me to never leave anyone out. You taught me to people watch. You taught me to never talk badly about anyone You taught me to use my head. You taught me to love kids. You taught me to encourage people. You taught me to be my best. You taught me to be myself. You taught me to not put others or myself down. You taught me to be honest. You taught me that real friends will respect my convictions. You taught me what I need to look for in my future husband. You taught me that Jesus is the most important thing.
Thank you for talking to me as a mature young person, and never treating me as a little kid. It's made a huge difference in my life. Thank you for sharing music with me. Thank you for quoting movies with me. Thank you for teaching me. Thank you for being so wise and for sharing that wisdom with me--but giving me the freedom and training to think and to observe and reason and to make my own decisions. Thank you for being a superhero nerd with me. :)
Thank you for being who you are--strong, loving, wise, and really, just the best. I love you to the moon and back! :)