A Letter To My Little Brother As He Leaves For Boot Camp
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A Letter To My Little Brother As He Leaves For Boot Camp

You'll always be my "little" brother, even though you are braver and tougher than I'll ever be.

A Letter To My Little Brother As He Leaves For Boot Camp

Today's the day you start this long-awaited journey of yours.

To be honest, I think I'm in a little bit of denial that the day is actually here. But I couldn't be prouder of you if I tried.

Throughout the next eight weeks or so, you'll most definitely be getting a lot of letters from me (sorry not sorry). The reason why I'm publishing this first one is because I want everyone to know just how proud I am of you.

You know it's not going to be easy. You didn't even have to enlist. And yet, you did it because you see something so much bigger than yourself. You see a need to protect, a need to help others, and a need to belong to something so incredible.

Although you saw college as an amazing opportunity, you knew it wasn't for you. The fact that you had the ability to realize that truly goes to show how wise you are. Not a lot of people have the courage to make such a big decision when another, safer option is right there in front of them.

You willingly picked the harder path, and all of us are in awe of how brave you are for that.

A lot of people say these next couple of months will fly by. It's not that I don't believe them, I just know it's going to be hard having zero contact with each other. I'm really going to miss your daily snapchats of mom and dad, Lucy and Sable, and your various adventures. From doing woodwork in our basement, to cooking new dishes, to biking and exploring the surrounding areas. I selfishly love knowing what's going on at home when I'm away at college. However, I know that now it's your turn to start your life.

I promise to write often and update you on things, just as you've done for me. Although I wish you didn't have to grow up so fast, I know how much you're looking forward to this new chapter.

At the end of the day, I'm lucky to have a sibling that makes saying goodbye so hard. I know you're my little brother, but you really are stronger than I'll ever be. I love you and I'll talk to you soon! Good luck!


Your big sister

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