Sunday, March 13, 2011


When I graduated college, my sister, Jessi, and I were roommates. I moved back to our hometown and she stayed in Norman.
At the time, she was thinking about coming home because she was so homesick. I found out a couple of nights before my wedding that this is what she was considering.

I wanted her to so desperately have the wonderful college experience I had.

I figured out who I was in Norman as a person. I felt like with me being there the first year and a half she kinda got an easy ticket because big sister was there with her. Don't get me wrong, part of the reason that I had a great college experience was because I got to share it with her. But the other part was when I made friends with girls to this day I can always count on for anything. I wanted that for her.

So I begged her to reconsider.

She shared that she didn't think she could be brave enough to stay by herself.  Of the two older kids, I am the social butterfly and Jessi is more of the home-body. Naturally, this means that we meet people in different styles from each other.

I remember telling her that she was one of the bravest people I knew and even if she called every day that she was still brave because she was in the middle of living out her life away from home. I told her to get plugged into our sorority and everything would all work out.

Later in the semester, she was elected into office for our sorority.

That fall, girls that were mutual friends of ours told me that they were so thankful she was in their life. Their college experience would not have been the same without her.

She even got the nickname "Sass" which was hilarious because it was a theory I've had along, but others had finally seen it.

Now, she is the un-official "Momma" amongst her friends. When someone is down, needs some good cookies, a shoulder to cry on or a "Put your Big Girl panties on" lecture, Jessi is your go-to girl.

She has blossomed into a beautiful young lady.

I am very proud to tell you that in two months from today, my little sister Jessi will graduate from THE University of Oklahoma.

She will walk across the stage, switch her tassel and officially become an alumna.

Love you sister. See you in a couple of months! I'll be the one with the alumni pin already on!

Happy Sunday y'all and Boomer Sooner.


Brittany Ann said...

Woo hoo! GO JESSI! She's one awesome chick, and I'm so proud of her, and she's not even my sister! Heck, I've never even met her:) But still, I'm proud!

Jessika said...

tears :( I mean you could have warned me that I would need a box of kleenex at the beginning of the post.

Brittany said...

aw, Congrats to your sister!! I'm going to be a mess when my sister graduates from HS next year. I can't imagine college!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

What an exciting time for her and your family -- I wish I had a sister!!!

Lil' Woman said...


Lucy Marie said...

Go girl!

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