Especially my aunt Wendy.
She is one of the closest people to me, and one of my favorite things about being home for the summer is that I get to spend so much time with her. She's always been a large part of my life, as far back as I can remember... from all those little school events throughout the years, to coming over and watching me leave with my date for Spring Formal, vacations, going to the race track every summer, my high school graduation, sitting right next to me in church on Sundays when I'm home, sleepovers, Easter, Christmas, and New Year's Eve, and on and on... Wendy's always been there. I remember thinking, when I was about ten, about how grateful I was that she talked to me like an adult.
Wendy really is a special person. You would think you were just reunited with an old friend, even if it's your first time meeting Wendy. She has a presence that makes you feel like she's your aunt, too. And she is HILARIOUS. I LOVE how she can make me laugh and how I can talk with her about anything. It's always my favorite thing, to introduce her to my friends, because I love the way she is so real and is always her same self... she just invites others into her life.
There are not many people whom I feel so completely, comfortably myself around, but Wendy is one of them.
And I LOVE Wendy. I wish every single person could know her.
Thanks, God, that I get to do life with Wendy.