To My Sister Who Is Moving Away

To My Sister Who Is Moving Away

No amount of miles can break our bond.

"Side by side or miles apart, sisters will always be connected by heart."

To my big sister who is moving away:

Sister. Many people will read that word and interpret it in their very own way. When I see "sister" I automatically think of words such as role model, inspiration, guardian and best friend.

Although you've already moved out of the house, went to college and grew up, this move is so much bigger, farther and more incredible. Last time you moved away (even though it was only a little over an hour,) I was terrified. I was wondering who would help my with my math homework, who would tell me which outfit looked better in the morning before school, give advice on boys, help me style my hair for important events and simply be there for me whenever no one else was. Fortunately, these were all just signs of me freaking out that my big sister, my best friend, was leaving the house and would no longer be a room away from me. With today's technology, I was still able to Skype you whenever I was threatening to throw my text book across the room or was freaking out over my latest crush. Even Snapchat came along for us to be able to send humorous snippets of our days or our usual rants that only we could understand. Without being at home, you were still able to be there for me, give me advice and even succeeded at threatening every boy that crossed my path or entered my life (and no that is not an understatement.) We succeeded in remaining best friends for these many years, so what can stop us now?

This new move isn't going to stop us — or you! I know you're scared and nervous about being away, but you are the strongest person I know. That's why I've always looked up to you. Even though packing and moving is a much dreaded part of life, it is exciting and opens up new doors. I cannot wait to see where this new path takes you and I cannot wait to hear about all of your adventures!

And hey, this just adds onto the map of places we have traveled together! I cannot wait to finally be settled, out of schools and our lives started so that we can add even more marks onto our map!

Xoxo, your little sister.

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When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest girl in the world.


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When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a very protective person.

From making sure the car seat is strapped in properly before every trip, to watching baby boy breathe while he sleeps, you'll never meet someone, besides mommy and daddy of course, who is more concerned with the safety of that little person than me.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her a miniature best friend.

There is something about an aunt that is so fun. An aunt is a person you go to when you think you're in trouble or when you want something mom and dad said you couldn't have. An aunt is someone who takes you to get ice cream and play in the park to cool down after having a temper tantrum. I can't wait to be the one he runs to.

When you make a girl an aunt, she gets to skip on the difficulty of disciplining.

Being an aunt means you get to be fun. Not to say I wouldn't correct my nephew if he were behaving poorly, but for the most part, I get to giggle and play and leave the hard stuff for my brother.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her the best listening ears.

As of right now I only listen to the sweet coos and hungry cries but I am fully prepared to listen to all the problems in his life in the future.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the best advice giver.

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When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a number-one fan

Anything you do in life sweet boy, I will be cheering you on. I already know you are going to do great things.

When you make a girl an aunt, she learns what true love is.

The love I have for my nephew is so pure. Its the love that is just there. I don't have to choose to show love every day, I don't have to forgive, I don't have to worry if it is reciprocated, it is just there.

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A Poem: My Mother

In honor of Mother's Day, that was on the 12th, here is a poem dedicated to my mother.


To the only person who can be my mentor, friend, and leader at the same time

To someone who would make me read my own books before bedtime

And puts everything down to make sure there is a smile on my face

To the person that I find impossible to ever replace.

Somehow you are always right even when it seems wrong

And when the worst does happen, how do you still manage to stay so strong?

I'm not only impressed but inspired by you

Knowing that somehow you'll always know me better than I do.

When I'm frustrated and annoy you, you simply try to understand me

Because you have always told me that even when you can't understand, plain acceptance is the key

You have listened to all my laughs, heard me cry, and felt my emotions like they were your own

You are the only reason I am joyous and the security I need to know that I am never alone.

To the only person who has truly taught me how to live

And watched me grow and make mistakes yet still knows how to forgive

Because that's who she is, certainly not like any other

There are many women but none like my own mother.

Happy Mother's Day!

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