An Open Letter To My Younger Sister

An Open Letter To My Younger Sister

You're genuinely the only one who can make me cry laugh.


Dear Sis,

I want to start off by simply saying: thank you. I don't think I say it often enough but I seriously mean it.

Thank you for listening to me cry and somehow being able to make me laugh even in those moments. You're genuinely the only one who can make me cry laugh.

Thank you for listening to all my rants and all my anxious thoughts. I know I can be overwhelming at times but thank you for just being there and listening.

Thank you for being my partner in crime in everything and just hanging out with me. Life is a million times better with you around. I also want to say I love you. You are my best friend. We fight over every small thing and even when we have those bigger fights - we always know that at the end of the day we will always be there for each other. Genuinely my favorite memories with you are always the ones where we are cracking up so hard that I'm wheezing. I love that we will just randomly go on target runs just because we have nothing better to do. And I'm very grateful for those late night car drives when we just update each other about everything and anything.

You are literally one of the funniest people I know, even if I always say "that's not funny." And don't even get me started on those dance moves you have lol Recently those "sister dates" we have been having are my favorite memories.

I don't know how you grew up so fast. I remember seeing you with your emo hair in middle school and somehow now you've become this beautiful young adult. We always just I'm you're "little" big sister because you have always been better at the whole makeup and independence thins. But dang girl, you're about to be eighteen next year and I can't believe how fast time has gone.

I'm so proud of you lil sis. Of the amazing and kind woman that you are. I admire that you stand up for what you believe in and that you are so strong. You have gone through so much the year but you always come out stronger. As the older one, it is my duty to throw out some advice. So let me remind you to always trust in God- even when it gets hard and even when it doesn't make sense. And know that He is always, ALWAYS, with you. And lastly, I want to end by saying I'm sorry.

I'm sorry because sometimes I get so busy that I'm barely home.

I'm sorry that sometimes instead of having those late night talks I have to do homework. And I'm sorry for all the times I've yelled at you when you're actually right. (This is the time to say I'm sorry about using your toothbrush this week- sorry- it grossed me out as much as it is you right now). I'm always praying for you sis and I love ya. Cheers to a new year of amazing new memories!!!!

- Your Big Sis

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A Letter To My Ex-Best Friend

I wish things had ended differently.


You were my best friend for eleven years. We grew up together, hit milestones together, and did everything together. We helped each other through our parents' divorces, the struggles of high school, mental health breakdowns, and everything else that was thrown at us. Whenever I needed a pick me up, you were the one I went to.

You were a part of my family. You could walk right into my house and no one would even bat an eye. You fought with my brother the way I did and messed with my parents the way I did. You would even text my sister. Most of my family vacations included you. I got into some huge trouble with you, but we also thrived together.

We helped each other choose outfits. I dragged you along to all my dates because I was way too nervous to go alone. We had so many nights of endless laughter over things that really weren't even funny.

You were my person.

But high school changed things. We began to gravitate towards separate friend groups. No more good morning texts, no more venting about the annoying girl in your first period that had a crush on the same boy as you. I stopped hearing about your boy drama.

And one day it stopped completely.

When we saw each other in the hallways, we pretended we didn't. Our memories faded and became just that; memories. We stopped asking each other's lunch plans and making plans with each other in general. We once knew so much about each other we couldn't even tell where one person started and the other ended. But now we're strangers.

And boy, do I miss you.

A lot of people feel bitterness towards their ex-best friends. Angry at the way things ended. I just feel a longing for the way things once were. Yes, our friendship didn't really end in the most civil way. But that doesn't take away from the years of tears, laughter, family vacations, and countless memories we made.

I don't feel angry at you, I just wish we never lost each other.

I think about you a lot. Whenever I see you in passing or on social media, I think about what things may have been like if we never parted ways. I think about how strong our friendship would have been. And it honestly breaks my heart.

I want you to know I have no hard feelings towards you. I know things will never be the same, but I will cherish our memories forever.

Thank you for being such a huge part of my life.

Thank you for not only helping me grow up but growing up alongside me as well.

Thank you for getting me through the tough times, from my parents' divorce to something as simple as a middle school break up.

Thank you for being my person for my entire childhood. You are the reason I'm here today and I will never forget that.

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