Complete in Love

On Sept. 10th, 1982, my little sister was born, marking the first happiest day of my life.  My sister and I are nearly seven years apart, and as a big sister, I have always wanted to keep her safe from harm, to teach her everything I knew, and most importantly, to encourage her to find happiness in her life.  As it turned out, I was unable to always protect her from life’s disappointments, and quite frankly, she didn’t really want to know everything I knew, but I am elated to say that she has sought out her true heart’s happiness and found it with her husband Phil.

Tree and I absolutely love our new brother-in-law Phil.  He mirrors my sister’s best qualities and shares her vision in life. Both of them are loyal, funny, easygoing, hardworking honest people who strive to do the right thing in every moment while having fun at the same time.  And they like good wine.

I was very proud to be the Maid-of-Honor for my beautiful sister.  Thank you sister for gifting me that privilege.

The groom with his best man, J.D.

In Plato’s Symposium, Aristophanes gives a speech about the Origin of Love. He explains that in the beginning, we were a different kind of creature, one with two bodies stuck back-to-back, two heads, four arms, and four legs, and we rolled on our hands and feet across the earth with pure abandon, never knowing what love was because we were already content and complete as two souls wrapped up in one. We were so happy that we didn’t even have an interest in the gods, ignoring them, in fact, because we were so immersed in the pleasure of being ourselves. Looking down on us from the top of Mount Olympus, Zeus was angered by our insolence and jealous of our joy.  To teach us a lesson, he cast down bolts of lightning on us happy creatures and tore us right down the middle, creating two separate bodies, each with only one head, two arms, and two legs.  After that fateful moment, we have all been born with a primal ache in our heart, a longing for our other half.  We walk far and wide until we find our soul mate so we can once again roll happily on earth—complete in love, if not in body.

My sister found her soul mate, and I found mine.  This makes me so damn happy!

I am so excited about this new era in our lives. Most people refer to childhood as their happiest days, but I don’t agree.  For me, these are the days. Feeling secure with myself, being madly in love, living the life I’ve always dreamed about, AND knowing that my sister has all of this too? I’m in  heaven.

 Congratulations Alexis and Phil!!! We are so

incredibly happy for you both. We love you always!


  1. Congratulations!!
    Stevie you and your sister are stunning. Thank you for sharing this lovely story. I wish Alexis and Phil all the best!!!

  2. Hey Phil and Alexis,
    LOVE YOU GUYS!!! Can’t wait for you to come visit us in S America. TREE

  3. Terry Buchanan says:

    What a beautiful story of sisterhood!

  4. So so beautiful, you guys give me hope x

    • Thanks BQ! I think maybe in a past life, you and I were rolled up in one too. Maybe Aristophanes had it wrong and we all really 10 headed, 20 armed, 20 legged bandit queens storming the earth. Where the hell are you? Why can I never find you on skype? Pleas oh please BQ. Let’s talk! xo.

  5. Hey you two,
    Glad to see you had a good time while back in the states.
    Congrats to your sister and her new hubby – I wish them all the best.
    Keep parting on dudes!
    John D. Wilson

  6. We love you too Tree! 🙂 we can’t wait to visit either. That will be a fun trip to plan. Stevie thank you for being you. I love you very much and it really wouldn’t have been as perfect of a day without you guys there. It means so much to me that you guys were there. I miss all 3 of you. I can’t wait till we visit.

  7. Megan Hall Jimenez says:

    Awe, that brought tears to my eyes ♥♥ So Happy for You and Alexis ♥♥ May you ALL Enjoy Many Years of Love ♥♥♥

  8. Shahdiya Kureshi says:

    Wow, I can’t believe your little sister is a married woman now! Congratulations and many happy wishes… xs

  9. Mauricio Arredondo L says:

    Hey Stevie, como encontraron a Kiki?

  10. Sophia Flores-villa says:

    Soooo beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Cecilia Paredes says:

    Stevie, ustedes son unos Ángeles! Casi me haces llorar con tu artículo. Un beso INMENSO..Te Quiero Amiguita..

  12. nothing like 2 great love stories to brighten the day! congratulations!

  13. Hello !!
    I didn’t know you two were on the road for so long, I wish I could do the same,
    I Have been on the road 19 days, right I am in Acapulco leaving for Puerto Escondido in a few

    here my website :
    and facebook:


    • Hey Ossie. Yup, we’re going around the world and not fast. We don’t really know how long we’ll be on the road, but I imagine it will be for many, many years to come. Safe travels to you! Que le vaya bien Pana!

  14. Sweet!

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