Sometimes I honestly forget how old I am. Anyone else feel like that?
I use to make fun of my grandma because she would never remember how old she was and I couldn’t believe how anyone could forget their age. But, that’s me right now. I think because I still feel like I’m figuring life out and at times just don’t have it all together, but I guess that’s what they call “adulting” figuring it out and making the best of situations.
Anyway, this all brings me to one of by really great friends, my sister, Kandyce or as we like to call her, Kandilaria. We met in college and pledged the same fraternity. For those that may not know, there are such things as co-ed fraternities, it’s a real thing.
Our experience during and post college created a bond that I’ve cherished to this day. We weren’t just part of the same fraternity and wore the colors, we lived them and have them embedded in us, literally. Kandyce is one of those people that no matter what we’ve been through we’re still there for each other. We don’t have to live in the same city, or call each other every day. We keep in touch because we choose to and enjoy spending time with each other.
We’ve fought like sisters and loved like sisters. We’ve been there through the best of times and the worst of times.
Now, my sister has a baby, and it was truly special to be there to capture her magnificent maternity glory. She was absolutely gorgeous, glowing in all her new found motherhood. Ya’ll, I literally cried at how beautiful she is, like sis, motherhood looks good on you.
But in all honesty, really seems like not too long ago we were figuring things out in the small town of Kingsville Texas. Trying to adult our way through good ole Texas A&M University- Kingsville. The game has changed a little with this new bundle of joy, but the sisterhood will always be there.
I’m so fortunate to be apart of her life and now I get to be there as her baby grows up to be the change we hope to see in the world.
Kandyce ended up having her baby not too long after her baby shower and has already been doing such an amazing job as a new mother. Her patience and love for the little guy is admirable as she isn’t shaken by his cries but see it an opportunity to bond and understand her new baby.
It gives me hope for my future that one day I’ll be able to experience the same joy in life.
Thank you, Kandyce, for always being a sister to me and letting me part of your life.
Now, here’s a few photos of the goddess of a woman. My sister Kandilaria
Peace and Love
- Leyda Kanzler
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