Through Valencia’s eyes
Listen… I was just fine being an only child.
For four beautiful years, life was as it should be --- quiet. I had my parent’s full attention, the house only resonated noise that I made and things were peaceful. Pure bliss, I tell you!
Then, it happened.
My mother and father came home with this bundle of tears --- very LOUD tears. And for the life of me, I couldn’t understand why anyone thought bringing a baby into MY world was a good idea.
Well, that was decades ago and now I can’t imagine life without Lauren.
She is still loud – VERY loud. But, now she’s a “life-of-the-party” kind of loud. She’s the friend everyone wants at their shindig, and quite frankly I don’t blame them. The girl is hilarious!
Lauren is also much smarter than I. She works in financial services, and lives and breathes financial wellness.
Oh --- and, have I mentioned protective??? She will kill you over me. So, consider this your warning.
If asked, she’d tell you every good thing I’ve mentioned about her is an exaggeration. But, don’t believe her. The truth is: she is more talented, gorgeous and brilliant than she cares to acknowledge. Then again, she doesn’t have to acknowledge it – that’s what I’m here for.
Simply put, Lauren is the little sister I never asked for…. But, the friend God knew I needed.
Through Lauren's eyes
She's affectionately known as "V" -- a ball of fire and personality wrapped in a tiny 5 foot package.
On any given day, V could be found wrapped in a blanket writing in her favorite journal or like most of us girls, treating herself to a little retail therapy.
Valencia is a journalist by day. From interviews to public speaking and emceeing -- she's a one-woman show! But, when she's not doing her thing on TV, she's down for anything that involves lemon drops and french fries. Seriously --- I consider her my personal french fry connoisseur.
We both love music, but she's a lot more talented and musically inclined. (I stick to the basics! lol)
She's the life of all the family/friend get-togethers and if there's an opportunity to dance she's taking it!
V is extremely thoughtful and would do anything for the people she loves, even those she barely knows.
She spends a significant amount of time giving back to her community and mentoring children. Often times, I'm completely blown away by how amazing she really is.
Needless to say she's the smart, fun, talented, thoughtful, sassy sister every girl wants, but only I'm lucky enough to have.