To My Youngest Sister, Now The Only Child At Home
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To My Youngest Sister, Now The Only Child At Home

Times will change, but the bond only gets stronger.

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To My Youngest Sister, Now The Only Child At Home
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To my little sister:

Well, that time of the year has come again, and as I am packing all of my belongings and stocking up on the items that I’m going to need for school this year, I can’t help but think about the changes that you are going to face once I step foot out of the door. As opposed to last year where you only had to endure one tough goodbye, this year, there will be two, and you will be left home until Thanksgiving rolls around as the “only child” in the house (well, minus the dog, of course). I couldn’t imagine how tough that must be and all of the thoughts that probably consume your head, but this is a little something on behalf of your two college sisters that you will be able to keep as a reminder while we are gone.

1. Keep your head up.

We are always just a phone call or FaceTime away if there is ever a problem (or if you just want to rant about Mom and Dad).

2. Do your schoolwork, and if you need help, reach out to us.

Just because we aren’t here physically doesn’t mean that we still can’t be you “right hand’s” or your “go-to’s”

3. Have a mind of your own.

Don’t let anyone stop you from chasing your dreams, from creating your own opinion, or being a voice for something that you are passionate about.

4. Stay smiling.

Even though the first few weeks of us being gone are inevitably going to be a huge adjustment, use it as motivation to focus your attention elsewhere. We will be home in no time.

5. BE POSITIVE!

Despite the changes that are to come, always remember that there is a light at the end of every single tunnel

6. Be focused.

Your schoolwork, passions, extracurricular activities, and happiness will all divert your attention away from the change of not having a sibling in the house with you.

7. Always remember how much you are loved.

The three of us may argue constantly and say the most ruthless things to one another, but you know that when push comes to shove, we will be there for you through thick and thin.

We are both so incredibly proud of you and know that you are going to love being the only child in the house for a few months. But, don’t get too used to it; Thanksgiving and winter breaks will be coming up before you know it, and one will go to three just like THAT! We love you and will miss you every single day, little sister!

This most definitely is not a goodbye; it’s a “see you later.”

With all my love,

Your big sister

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