To the man who will one day marry my sister....
There is a good chance that I have thought about you much more than you have thought about me.
Scratch that. There is a 100% chance that I have thought about you more than you've thought about me (and if not, there's a problem).
Since the time that my sister was born I have thought about you. To date, we have spent hundreds, maybe thousands, of hours watching hopeless romantics like The Notebook together, dreaming of when our day would come. Growing up we have talked about college and careers and babies and everything else under the sun, but there is no doubt in my mind that the thing we've talked about the most is you.
I have prayed for you for as long as I can remember, and will continue to until the day I die. I have prayed that you will be Godly and lead her and your future family well. I have prayed that you will love her with an unconditional love. Sometimes she will not deserve it, but I pray you love her anyways. I have prayed that though you may not even know her yet, that you are preparing yourself for her, and making wise decisions for your future because it will one day involve her. I have prayed that you will avoid all the temptation that the world throws your way and never look twice at another woman. I can't imagine why you would when have someone like my sister, but nonetheless, I have prayed. I have prayed that you will one day be an encourager of her dreams and the voice of reason to her sometimes wild imagination. I have prayed that you will wake up each day and tell her she is beautiful and that there will never be a second in which she doesn't feel worthy. I have prayed, most of all, that you will give her the infinite happiness in which she deserves. I do not even know you yet, but I pray for you every single day.
You will be taking away a piece of me. There will be days when she will choose you over me and I will be angry, but thankful that she has that choice to make in the first place. She will take you to concerts instead of me, and start calling you first with her good news. I will be your biggest advocate and your biggest critic. You will never be good enough for her, but that's because in my eyes, no one truly will. She deserves perfect, and though perfect people don't exist, I pray you will be the closest thing to it.
I have watched her grow and stood beside her in her brightest and darkest moments, and will continue to in the days to come. She is my person. She is my heart walking around outside of my own body.
To the man who will one day marry my sister, know that though you will love her, you will never love her to the depths of which I do. But, if it's anywhere close, then I can rest assured knowing that she will never feel unloved a day in her life.