I had always wanted a brother growing up. I had a sister so it just seemed right to complete the gender collection with a brother. I remember telling my parents this all the time and one day mom told me to go pray for one. A few days later they both told us we were gonna have another baby. From the first ultrasound we nicknamed it Bean Boy. When we found out it was a girl I remember feeling disappointed. I remember exactly where I was sitting in the room and the moment the nurse said it was a girl, and trying to seem happy but really feeling let down. I quickly got over it and have never ever regretted having another baby sister.
On March 15, 1999 we were all in the waiting room outside my mom’s hospital room. I remember Rudy’s first cry and being so excited. The first time I saw her and held her was the first time I had probably held any baby. Shel and I were basically twins growing up and Rudy became our baby sister. She made everybody laugh with her sass unfortunately learned from me and all my friends. She was Rudy-Tooty-Fresh-and-Fruity for years and now we taunt her with the nickname Ruby. (Try it. It’s fun.)
Rudy’s 15 now, but still 10 in my eyes. I look at pictures from four years ago and she seems like such a child. When did she turn into a driving teenager? It’s crazy. I let her drive us home from band practice the other night. Not surprisingly, she’s great. Natural, just like everything else.
If our names were a hashtag, what would it be?
What do you remember about when we first met?
I met you when I was born, so nothing.
When is your birthday?
March 15, 1999.
How do you relax when you’re stressed?
Watch YouTube videos.
What makes a place home for you?
Stuff from the past.
What’s your biggest passion? Something that makes you really happy like what you were put on this earth to do.
Doing makeup. (She’s pretty gewd.)
What’s your favorite time of day?
Everything besides me.
And keeping with the teenager vibe she answered these questions just like a teenager. 10/10 thumbs up.
Rudy’s still sassy and headstrong, just like me. It’s kinda like watching myself grow up which is weird and totally awful at the same time. But we’ll get through it. If she doesn’t kill us with her driving. (lolol)
It’s hard to believe that in just a couple years she’ll be graduating high school and then going to college and becoming an adult. Seems like just now I’m becoming an adult. I can’t wait to see what she does with her life.
Love ya, Ruby. 🙂