Dear little sister,
You are my little sister. You watched me walk across the stage, get my diploma, and move on to the next chapter of my life. You helped me pick out all of my dorm room stuff. If it goes in a dorm room we put it in the cart.
Now it is your turn. Now I get to watch you walk across the stage, get your diploma and move forward into the next chapter of your life. I will be there to help you pick out anything you think you need for your dorm. I will be there for whatever it may be that you need.
I watched you grow up to the the woman you are becoming today. I was the one who gave you the countless hand-me-downs, watched you follow in my footsteps from elementary school all the way to your graduation day. Our teachers knew you as my little sister. Now you get to be your own person.
I know that you are going to be hearing this a million times this summer, but I am proud of everything you have done. You have comforted people during their darkest hours, and you have been around to see and help bring our peoples brightest smiles. You always were a great person, but you are becoming an even better one.
You will be packing up in just a few short months, and I know you are counting down the days until you get to move in, but take in all of those days. You have been waiting for this day since you were young, and here it is. Everything is about to change. Change for the better though.
You are going to go off and create amazing memories for this next chapter of your life. They say that high school is the best years of your life, but just wait; the next four are about to be even better. You get a fresh start, and you get to be yourself.
With all of this said, I want you to know that you will always be my little sister. I will only be a text or phone call away. You can always count on me.
All I ask of you is to be yourself. Be the kind, caring, and funny person that you are. Bring laughter to everyone that you come across. Bring joy to anyone you talk to.
So, you are graduated high school. You are no longer just my little sister that I will see as that 10 year old who wants to hang out with me and my friends. You are your own person. You are a great person.
You are headed to college to show off the amazing skill and talent that you have come to know as who you are.
Do not let anyone tell you that you are not going to make it. Do not let anyone tell you that you are not special. Do not let anyone tell you that you are just a number.
You are going to do big things as you move forward with your life. You are special. You are going to make a lasting impression on everyone that you meet.
I have been there to see the amazing person you have become, and I can't wait for the rest of the world to see that.
Your big sister