This is my FAVORITE cousin, Shanti. She's 26, LOVES LOVES LOVES Justin Beibs, anything on the disney channel, playing basketball, soccer, and swimming in the Special Olympics (she does ALL sports, but those are her favorites). Whenever we talk on the phone, the first and last things she tells me is "Rachel, I love you SOOOOO much! I love my cousins! I MISS you so so much!"
She had heart surgery when she was an infant-I don't know hardly anything on that..never really asked I guess..but hasn't had any other complications since then.
She's SO full of energy, ALWAYS positive (except when she misses Camp Rock on the Disney channel bahah)...She is 150% OBSESSED with katchup...she eats !!!!everything!!!!
with katchup. Hahah and she is THE BEST damn dancer I know. She LOVES dancing whenever she can, and will challenge you to a dance off and brutally show you up!
She is HANDS DOWN the most compassionate, loving, caring, outgoing, flat out HAPPIEST human being I know, and probably ever will. She NEVER looks at the negatives (again, unless she misses her disney shows...don't you dare keep her from watching her shows, or she'll let you know whats up!) and strives to make everyday THE best day she'll ever have. If she notices you're upset, sad, or just unhappy about something...it becomes her mission to make you smile and laugh and forget why you're feeling that way in the first place. I love her with all my heart, and I'm SO GLAD she's in my life, even better, we're blood! Family
. And that means more to me than she'll ever know. She's such a huge inspiration for me, and I look up to her. She makes me want to be a better person. She now lives about 4 hours from me, and it's upsetting to us both. I love my Shanti. And she "LOVES her cousins!" Lol.
I'm gonna add a few pix, but the first four I would like to enter.
Thank you! <3
^^Fun at the park!^^
She LOVES walking on the treadmill and blasting the High School Musical sound track!
And these pix are just for fun!
Shanti won GOLD and
silver in swimming at state for the Special Olympics! Woohoo!
And bronze metal at another state compitition! This one I was able to attend being that they held them so close to my town...SOO much fun watching her having a BLAST with her teammates! She absolutely LOVES competing! She was so so proud of herself and friends.
^^^Lounging pool side while she was on vacation with her momma (my aunt)
Going the the Sweetheart dance with her best friend, Natalee. Like I mentioned before, she LOVES to dance! She does a pretty mean "twist"...If you were to tell her "Shanti, show me how to do the twist!" I swear she'd twist so hard she'd twist herself into a knot! Lol So much fun dancing with her!
This was at state when she won the bronze, the one I was able to attend. (As you can see..but not really lol, I'm hiding behind those signs I made for her) And I'm SO GLAD I did!!! When I arrived, her team had already started playing basketball on the court..When she looked up to her family, she saw the signs I was holding up, STOPPED right in her tracks in the middle of the court and smiled SO HUGE!!!!! She just stood there and stared and smiled and waved like a crazy person! Lol...that is definitely one of the top happiest faces I've EVER seen her make...and knowing I did that to her...I made her react that way.....it really brings a tear to my eye. I love her so much!!!
Sorry this ended up being so damn long. I miss her so much...and this makes me miss her so much more.. I haven't seen her since last winter when we all met at the Olympics above. Miss her every day and this was awesome
for me to share the love I have for her with you guys! Lol
I hope you guys don't mind I added so many pix and rambled on. Like I said, you can use the first four for the competition and the others are just to look at.
Thank you again! <3 <3