To Roger, even though you are only 2 1/2 years older, I look up to you more than you could ever imagine.

When I got into Miami, even though I was more excited then I had ever been before, there was part of me that wished I was going to school with you. You always made the unfamiliar familiar.The first couple days of college were really hard for me and it’s all your fault. I kept saying to mom, “I want to leave Miami and go to Syracuse with Roger”. There was something so horribly unfamiliar to be going somewhere you had never been before. I followed you through elementary, middle, and high school, constantly wanting to be just like you, but a little bit better.

Looking back at it, the hardest part of starting college was becoming more than just Roger’s little sister. It was weird that for the first time, you didn’t know all the answers and know exactly how everything worked. Even though I was a freshman and you were a senior, just like high school, we were in different parts of the country with minimal overlap.

Next, I need to say thank you for all the advise you given me since you went to college. Even when I was in high school and we went full weeks without speaking at all, when we did you always had something to tell me that would help me more than you ever knew. You were constantly reminding me to play hard but work even harder. I watched you struggle but come out stronger every time. Roger, you are truly remarkable. The way that you interact with people is inspiring. Name one person who doesn’t like you, I dare you.

Being three months into college, I do not regret my choice in my Miami and I don’t wish for a moment that I was in Syracuse. I was so jealous I would never love Miami the way you love Syracuse but I love it, Roger, I love it so much. Thank you for helping me get as far as you have. I am so excited to see what the future brings for the most incredible brother in the entire world.

Xoxo,

Roger’s Sister