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6e-Gennine's 1st bday

Today is Sloane’s birthday. She is my baby sister by 5 1/2 years. I may have mentioned before that all four of us siblings are adopted. I vividly remember the day we brought her home.

4jj-bring Gennine home 5:66

I had an older brother and a younger brother but I wanted… no, I Needed… a baby sister! I was so proud and excited to be getting a baby girl, of my very own! As you can see in the picture above, with the whole family standing in front of the Catholic Social Services building, I was all business and raring to get my baby home. I can’t tell what all I’m holding there, but it looks as though I’m taking the responsibility designated to me quite seriously!

5l-Gennine 11 months

Before Sloane turned one, we had new puppies too!

4ff-Gennine footies puppies

There’s nothing better than a new baby and new puppies!

5d-Gennine 1st Chistmas

At least, not when you’re the six-year-old big sister! Pictured L to R: Dennis age 7 1/2, Andy age 2 1/2, Linda age 6, and Sloane age 6 months.

6p-Christmas '69 Gennine and Linda

I love you, Sloane!


Then, now, and forever!

Sister Poem

We shared a bedroom, so that last line is most certainly true!

with love

Happy Birthday, Sloane. I’m looking forward to celebrating with you tonight! xoxo




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1 Lisa { 04.30.13 at 7:42 AM }

These pictures make me happy:)

2 Marissa { 04.30.13 at 9:04 AM }

I love the picture of when you brought her home! Happy birthday Aunt Sloane! Love you!

3 Sloane { 04.30.13 at 9:23 AM }


I love you big sister! xoxox

4 Sloane { 04.30.13 at 10:39 AM }

Upon further observation I think you were smiling because you had someone to pinch and make cry!

5 Marjane { 04.30.13 at 11:25 AM }

What a great adoption success story! Happy birthday to Sloane from me, too.

6 Linda Hopkins { 04.30.13 at 11:28 AM }

Oh, that cuts deep! I had no idea, on that very special day, that I would not be happy when you were sleeping. I just wanted to have you wake up so that I could hold and and sooth you. That is the only reason my little 1st grade self would come home from school to find you sleeping, then give you a little pinch to wake you up. I couldn’t help it if it made you cry. :-0

7 Colleen Calhoun { 04.30.13 at 2:28 PM }

Linda, both you girls were a wonderful blessing, I remember you all on your happy arrivals. Where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday. Happy Birthday Sloane!!!!! xoxoxox

8 Sloane { 04.30.13 at 3:38 PM }

Thank you Colleen and Marjane!!!

9 Kim { 05.02.13 at 9:32 PM }

Beautiful story. There isn’t much stronger than sisterly love.

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