Lilly, my dear sister,
On your birthday, I say “Many happy returns of the day! I miss you!! And I love you!!!
We hug amidst joy and happiness, sometimes in tears and/or without tears because we are sisters.
For every awful thing that has been said and done, we are still sisters. We grew up as Tatay and
Nanay’s daughters, married and lived out of our parents’ responsibilities, our parents died but
still we are sisters for life. We are the only persons left in the world who can share memories of
our childhood, our parents, our struggles, our sorrows, and, yes, even our moments of happiness
and triumph. As sisters, you are the one person who truly knows me, and I as I know you.
The last thing we can say to each other is “When our hair turns white, we’ll still have our sister love.”
With my everlasting love,
A T E