To the person who got away with much more than I did. To the person who grew up with two mothers, to the person who treated my closest like a personal store:
You are not so little anymore; it’s so hard to believe. I am so proud of everything you have accomplished so far. I do not think I have met a stronger human being than you. Your strength continues to amaze me every day.
I didn’t believe the dynamic of our relationship would change after I left for college. I didn’t quite know what would happen between us. I miss you every day and I do talk about you whether you believe it or not. I know that I cannot always be there physically for you, but I am always here.
Life may get bumpy from time to time. But I believe that you have the ability to overcome anything that gets in your way. Do not let others decide what is best for you because you know what is best for you. Deep down inside I know you DO care, so stop saying “I don’t care." Your voice matters and should be heard.
I may not have been a perfect sister. I may have pushed one too many buttons. I may have stolen hair-clips and not returned them. I may not have shared the last bite of dessert with you. But if I could, I’d give you the world.
Sometimes we will drift and that’s okay. You have your life and I have mine. But we are sisters whether you like it or not. You’re stuck with me until the very end! If you need me, I’ll be there for you. If it’s to raid my closet, help you with schoolwork, talk about boys, vent about the family (they can be a little crazy), I’m your person.
You are beautiful. You are brave. You are brilliant. You are courageous. You are everything everyone said you couldn't be. You are spirited and kind-hearted. You make me proud to be your big sister.
I love you endlessly to the moon and back.
Your "annoying" Big Sister