A Letter to My Future Sister-In-Law

To My Future Sister-In-Law, You're So Much More Than My Brother's Fiancé

When my brother finally introduced you to us, I was beyond excited! It was like I finally got the sister I always wanted.

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Growing up as the only girl in my family has definitely had its perks. In some ways, I was very spoiled. I never had hand me downs. I never had to share my clothes. I never had to share a room, and a lot of times, the attention was on me. It wasn't on purpose though, I was the middle child and the only girl, stuck between two brothers!

However, I always wondered what it was like to have a sister. Don't get me wrong, I love my brothers with my whole heart, but I was curious about what having a sister was like. Most of my friends had sisters, and I always felt like I was missing out on that special relationship that sisters had. Did sisters stay up all night talking? Did they do help do each other's hair and makeup? Did sisters give each other advice on boys?

This curiosity and longing for a sister was fulfilled when you came into the picture. When my brother finally introduced you to us, I was beyond excited! It was like I finally got the sister I always wanted. I remember right away that I loved you! I mean how could I not? You had the sweetest personality, and we had so many things in common. I was so grateful that my brother found someone as wonderful as you! In some regards, I am grateful for selfish reasons. I now had a lifelong friend and sister all rolled into one. You took me under your wing and made me feel loved and appreciated as if I was actually one of your siblings.

I want you to know that I look up to you in so many ways.

You're beautiful, intelligent, fashionable, funny, and most of all you have the kindest heart! You are the perfect match for my brother and the perfect "older sister" for me! You are always there for me, and the memories we have made together are timeless. You were with me when I picked out my senior prom dress, you went to my high school graduation, and now I get to be a part of your big day when you walk down the aisle!

When you asked me to be a bridesmaid in your wedding, I was more than just happy, I was overjoyed! I am filled with gratitude that you love me that much to include me in something so important. I am so happy that we are this close, and we have a bond like real sisters do. This is the kind of bond that I have always wanted!

I've enjoyed every ice cream date we've been on, all the movies we've watched together, the trips we've taken, and the countless hours we've spent just talking on the couch. I know these moments truly represent the best parts of having a sister, and I've finally got to experience that with you! I love you. Thank you for being the sister I never had!

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10 Struggles Girls Taller Than 5'7" Feel On A Spiritual Level

3. "Do you date guys that are shorter than you?"
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Any girl who is at least 5'8" will understand these struggles and possibly identify with them on a spiritual level.

1. Dresses not being long enough


Finding dresses for any occasion that will be long enough is like searching for rain in a drought. And when you find one, it's bound to either cost $$$ or not fit another aspect of your body.

2. Heck, pants are never long enough either

You are constantly flooding, or else you rolled up your jeans to look like capris. Unless you special ordered some jeans online in the coveted size LONG or EXTRA LONG, this will forever be your fate.

3. "Do you date guys that are shorter than you?"

This is a personal preference people! Don't assume that a girl will or will not date someone just based on their height difference! Also, don't judge if they aren't interested in someone who is shorter than them!

4. Not wearing heels because you don't enjoy being the skyscraper of the friend group

Wearing heels can be fun buuuuuuuut sometimes towering over everyone else is not our idea of fun.

5. It's hard to find cute shoes that actually fit


You would love to have all those cute little shoes in the clearance section, but most of them barely cover your big toe.

6. Everyone thinks you walk too fast


Short-legged people just can't keep up with you, even though you aren't even walking fast. Like at all.

7. People want to jump on your back

Just because you're tall doesn't give them the license to make you into their personal camel.

8. Never being able to cross your legs underneath desks and tables

You. Can. Not. Get. Comfortable.

9. Awkward hugs

Some people will never understand.

10. Never knowing how to pose in pictures

Should you sorority squat? Pop the hip? Bend the leg? Contort your body to feel like a normal sized human? So hard to decide.

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9 Things You Hear Growing Up As An Only Child

No, I don't get lonely.

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Having no siblings definitely has its ups and downs, but I wouldn't have it any other way! Most people jump to the conclusion that you're spoiled or were an accident since your parents didn't have other kids, but being an only child is actually amazing. While my parents didn't give me every single thing I wanted, they taught me lots and I did earn everything I got.

1. Don't you get lonely?

Well, no, I do have friends. It also helped growing up when technology wasn't quite exactly where it is today. Everyone would play outside or with each other as opposed to behind a screen, and it kept everyone more connected. It also taught me that it's okay to spend time alone and it can actually be refreshing.

2. Do you wish you had siblings?

Occasionally growing up, the thought crossed my mind, but I never dreaded not having siblings.

3. Do you get everything you want?

Haha! Not even close!

4. You must be spoiled

With love, definitely. I might have gotten more than if I were to have a sister or brother, but my parents definitely taught me how to work for what I want.

5. Why didn't your parents want more kids?

When you do it right the first time, why would you need to have more? It just isn't what my parents wanted, but it worked out just fine.

6. Are your parents stricter since there are no other children to focus on?

I wouldn't say that fact alone makes a parent more or less strict. Yes, there were more eyes and focus on me, but my parents still allowed me to do things with friends and have freedoms.

7. What's it like being an only child?

I wouldn't consider it anything special. It was just how I grew up and I think I had a pretty good childhood.

8. You must not like to share

You're right, I don't. Who does? But it doesn't mean I can't or don't know how to.

9. Are you close with your parents?

Absolutely, and I love it!

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