I’m too young to be a motherly figure to her, and although we are in completely different places in life we sometimes call each other friend, but the name that seems to fit best is sister. When I met Mariette at church 7 years ago she was the cutest 10 year old EVER. And…talented. She sings, plays guitar, drums, and keyboard, and she never stops amazing me.
I love you sister, happy 17th birthday!