First of all, I want to say thank you. Some say that the older siblings help raise the younger ones, and this rings true for us. But not in the same way as a parent raises a child. You never had to make sure there was food and a roof over my head since that is the role of our parents. But you did help raise me by always being there for me. There is not a single person I know who would drop everything they had to help me, except you. And I would do the same for you.
I would not want to imagine what my childhood would have looked like if you weren't there. Thank you for always being my playmate. Thank you for telling me stories when I was younger and couldn't sleep. Mom used to always group us together, like our birthday parties, clothes, toys. We were almost treated like twins, even though we are two years apart. I remember whenever we went on vacations, it would always be me and you since we stuck together. We would go everywhere together and do everything together. And I wouldn't change any of it. I am so thankful for all the childhood memories we have together.
I would also not want to imagine what my adulthood life would look like if you weren't here. Even though you are older than me, I love watching you grow up and become the person you are meant to be. I get so proud of you when you accomplish something. We both have our own ups and downs, but I am so thankful that you are always there. I sometimes think of you as my free therapist because I really describe all my problems to you and you advise me or just listen. And no matter what, those talks are always beneficial, even if we disagree.
I just want to say how incredibly proud I am of you. Our lives were never easy from the start, with losing dad and then moving away from our friends and family. Most things were always unstable when I was growing up, but never you. I am beyond grateful for you being my rock and someone I can look up to. You have achieved so much already and you are only 21. I cannot wait to see what you do in the future, just know that I will always be right here for you. I love you sis!