*amazing athlete (soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming)
*her best friend Madi and her are the two sweetest friends that have ever existed
*straight A student
*Sydney takes things very literally. :)
When she learned how to water ski, her uncle was in the water with her and the rest of the family was in our boat. We told her, no matter what, don't let go of the rope. It would just pull her up. When they said hit-it, Sydney's skis popped off, but she listened. She held on to that rope! She was being dragged behind the boat, and we were all screaming for her to let go. Jason (who was driving), threw the boat in neutral, dove in and swam to her rescue. She never waterskied again. She does love to go tubing, though.
*She had an amazing bond with her great-grandpa Blaine. So much so, that all of his other grand kids and great-grand kids were jealous. When she was 2, Great Grandpa Blaine was having severe chest pains, but he didn't tell anyone. He went quietly into the living room to lay down. The way he described it was this: As he was lying there, he had his eyes closed because the pain was too much to bear. The next thing he knew, he felt a soft touch on his arm and the pain instantly left. As he opened his eyes, he found Little Syd standing there with the sweetest, silent grin. He swore, up until the day he died, that Sydney was his little angel and she truly saved his life that day.
We love that story because Sydney has never been silent in her life...until that moment, when she was an angel on earth. She is so special. We are all so lucky to get to walk amongst that sweet angel every day. I know her great-Grandpa Blaine is watching over her from heaven and is so proud of the beautiful young woman she is!!!