If I had it my way everyone would have a little sister or brother. I grew up with a little sister who was my test experiment for many things like makeup, fashion, being my “student” for hours while I played teacher, and for a few psychological theories in which I kind of feel bad for now (I still feel awful I was able to convince her she was adopted). But most of all, she was my bestest friend growing up, someone I felt I needed to protect always and care for when she was hurt or sad. She was someone I truly felt God placed in my life to make me who I am today. Looking after her taught me how to love a human being unconditionally because no matter how often we fought or annoyed each other we always learned how to forgive and carry on, never forgetting to say to the other, “I love you.” Tina, I will always love you and protect you even when things are literally out of my control. I hope you’ve forgiven me about the whole adoption thing; kids are kinda funny like that, huh? :-P
Isn’t she gorgeous? We took these at a park nearby where she lives just because I wanted to use the last of my film exposures on something beautiful. 20+ years later and she’s still my test experiment.
PS. I have two other amazing older siblings who live in So Cal. There are four of us total. Didn’t want to leave them out. :-)
Film: Kodak Portra 400NC