:: congrats to my lil sis ::
It was her dimples… Kristine’s dimples were pretty much the first thing I noticed when she was a newborn… Although we are 13 years apart (yes, I realize I am revealing my age), we’ve always been so close and no age difference mattered. She’s not only my favorite sister =D, but also my best friend. Ever since she was two, we made a pact of kissing our pinky fingers and touching them together and saying “sisters forever.”
Now, she is a beautiful, lovely lady, with a bright future ahead of her! Kristine graduated from the University of Illinois College of Education about 2 weeks ago and my whole family was there to witness this huge milestone in Kristine’s life. It is my parent’s dream to have all of 4 of us graduate college so it was truly a momentous event for my family…
Congratulations ‘Stine! This blog is dedicated to you! I love you! I am so very proud of you. I know that you will be a great teacher. You have the capability of touching many children’s hearts and minds and I know that you will teach from your heart and motivate all that’s around you!
Kristine at 2
On her way to accept her diploma
Our proud parents
My family… Misha was a little shy for the photo ;(
About a month ago, I had the opportunity to capture Kristine in her school while she student-taught. And wow did she blow me away! She was speaking to her students in her ‘teacher’ voice which was pretty awesome! Ever since then, I look at her a little different… She’s not just my little sister anymore, but a highly respected teacher by her students! It was pretty easy to tell that her students loved her!
Kristine said her good-bye’s to her students and she personally hand wrote a letter to each of them! This is one of those moments when I had tears in my eyes as I was shooting away… She was very dedicated to each of her students and she let them know how much she cared about each and every one of them…
Go get ’em ‘Stine! Sisters Forever! I love you!