I wanted to write you a note for your birthday. I can't tell you enough how much I love you; how much you inspire me; how much our friendship and sisterhood means to me.
You are one of the most amazing people I know. I wish every day that you never got cancer, but I am so glad we got to spend so much time together this year. For that reason I can remember it fondly and not fall apart.
I know Italy will be amazing. I know you will make such special memories, even if something is hard or annoying or not how you expected.
I wear my Strength key every day, but the reason I am really strong is because of you and how you showed me, not just through your cancer diagnosis, but through your life to be yourself and to put love first; to never give up; to never stop searching for good.
I love you always and always sister! You make everything better!