5 Thank You's For My Big Brother

5 Thank You's For My Big Brother

Thank you for everything you have done, do, and will continue to do.
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Without my brother, my life would have been miserable. He was and is one of my best friends. We don't always agree on everything but we do agree that we love each other. I owe you so many thank you's but here are 5 that cover only a fraction of the thanks I feel!

1. Thank you for always protecting me, even when I didn't know I needed it.

You still try to protect me, even though I'm a grown woman. I appreciate it though because I know it means you care. I know it's hard for you to see me as a woman, instead of the little sister who always needed you. You were forced into a father role and you don't know how much that means to me that you took it on so gracefully. I can still throw a pretty badass spiral because you would let me play with you and taught me the rules of football. Thank you for teaching me so much more about life than I could have ever imagined.

2. Thank you for being my best friend.

You were always there for me to vent at and simply talk to. You answered any questions I had about sex, life, money. You always treated me like an equal and not just some stupid kid. For all we went through, we had each other and we never let each other down. Thank you for being the person I could always go to.

3. Thank you for having my back and pushing me to be the best person I can be.

You bought me a book about budgeting for my birthday. You not only protect me but you always have my back and support my decisions. You give me your unbiased opinion and always give me honest advice but you never pressure me to take it. You give me the space to make decisions about my life but always stand next to me if I stumble in those decisions. Thank you for always supporting me in all that I do.

4. Thank you for giving me a best friend, my sister-in-law.

You married my best friend. You gave me someone I can trust wholeheartedly. She never betrays my trust, even to you. If I ask her for anything she is there for me. She always listens and I love gossiping with her about everything and anything. You gave that to me because without you I wouldn't have ever talked to her, due to the fact that I had misjudged her. You made me change the way I thought about her and thank god you did. She isn't just my best friend but rather she truly is my sister. Thank you for giving me a sister that influences the way I view and treat people.

5. Thank you for being the best big brother a little sister could ask for.

You weren't just a brother to me but you are a father figure. You were the person I turned to for everything in life and you still are. You gave me a sister, a wonderful nephew, a beautiful little niece, and a niece/nephew on the way. You gave me support and love. You gave me a friend when I had none. You taught me it's okay to be myself with my super weird personality that matches yours. You gave me the best big brother I could have asked for, thank you.

I owe a part of who I am to you. You are a role model and while you aren't perfect, you are an example of what I want the men in my life to be like: kind, loyal, and intelligent. Even a little nerdy because you watch Dragon Ball Z Super every Sunday. I hope one day, you will see all that you mean to me. You helped me to be a strong, smart, independent woman and you turned me into an Auntie Kitty, which is one of the best gifts to ever be given to me. Thank you for everything you have done, do, and will continue to do.

I love you, Matt.

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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.
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The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.

Sincerely,

the loving granddaughters

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