Dear Baby Sister,
I am so incredibly proud of the young woman that you are becoming. I want you to always remember to keep your head held high. But, could you please not grow up so fast?!
Because I'm in college, I feel as if I am missing all of your growing up. I don't get to see your band performances. I miss all of the dance recitals. I miss the winter formals. It all breaks my heart to miss, but the hardest thing to miss is your rough days.
I hate the fact that I cannot be at home to help you through the downs of life. High school is rough, trust me I was there, but know that I am always a phone call away.
The second thing I miss the most is your endless nightly talks in bed. Every night you would lay in bed and wouldn't let me sleep for a solid 20 minutes so you could tell me about your day. So often it was incredibly irritating, but in reality, it was the highlight of my day. I miss hearing about the little frustrations and the amazing moments of your day. Please share more with me!
So, if you could take a moment to not grow up, that would be so grand. You are becoming a beautiful young lady, and growing in so many ways. Know that I am always proud of the things that you are accomplishing. I absolutely love the woman of God that you are, and how you share your faith with those around you. Never stop being the amazing woman that you are.
Don't let anybody change who you are! You are absolutely wonderful the way you are, and I wouldn't trade you for the world. But, also know that when life's got you down, I am still here for you. Also, please don't forget about your dear big sister in Kansas. Call me once in a while. Tell me about your day and the stuff that happened. I want to know. I hate missing everything.
I love you so much. Please stop growing up, and wait for to watch it all.
With Abundant Love,
Your Shorter Big Sister