-- By the age of seven, I got another sister by the age of seven I had a new sister-in-law, then by the age of ten I had another sister-in-law. My sister Chandra and I learned a lot from these two sister-in-laws, we had a new found love of Sheryl Crow because of one and I've wanted twin boys ever since seeing my other sister-in-law mom hers. Sadly, as we got older and seasons changed we lost one of those sister-in-laws and she is now in heaven and the other sister-in-law now has a new family life and they need her love now. They both showed us so much love while we were a part of their lives though, I'll never forget the bond we shared.
Fast forward life a little to seven years ago and picture me dancing around on a huge green lawn in the pouring rain while listening to dave matthews at my first dave concert. There was another free soul wondering through the crowd and I knew her. I actually loved her, I remember casually telling her I wanted to be a Fernandez. The reasoning behind me saying this was because I loved that the fernandez crew carried the "free spirit" gene, I felt that I was that person in the Ahtone family but didn't really have a sibling to share that with, so I remember telling Alana Donna that I wanted to be a Fernandez! Little did I know that I would eat my words, but I seriously couldn't be happier. I'm so excited to have a new younger sister who will always share that sense of free birdness with me, a person who isn't dependent on others, someone who knows what she wants to achieve in life and another sister that I can share my secrets with.
Sister Selfie (Photo By: Tristan Ahtone)
I couldn't be more happy to call these two girls my sisters. Couldn't be more happy for them to be my side on my wedding day. These are the sweet letters I received from the two of them on my wedding day. Here's to many more years of family gatherings and doing life as sisters!!!