The Woman She's Become

My spunky, 19-year-old sister Alexis Rose and I are the second (me) and third oldest of four daughters. Growing up in a traditional Catholic, Italian household, we've fought our whole lives to radiate strength and individuality. She's always come to me for advice when it comes to makeup tips and drama at school, and I've watched her learn from my own triumphs and failures over the years as well. I've always been the example, but over the past few years, she's taught me so much about personal strength, goal setting, passion, determination, and love. I'm giving her the STRENGTH key this Christmas to thank her for every lesson she's taught me. I want her to always know how much I admire the woman she has become.