To My Younger Sisters, I Am Sorry College Took Me Away
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To My Younger Sisters, I Am Sorry College Took Me Away

It's time to talk about the pain that comes with long distance sibling relationships.

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To My Younger Sisters, I Am Sorry College Took Me Away
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To my sisters,

Hi, it's me, your older sister. I am sorry that my move to a college campus put a bit of a strain on our relationship. It is incredibly difficult to not see you every single day and make sure that you are doing well. I am aware that I am not there to do the little things like eat breakfast with you, watch TV, or merely hold your hand when you need it. Believe me, I miss these moments. But, in my absence, there are a few things I want you to know:

I love you. And I mean really love you. Not the word we use when we really like a t-shirt, but the word we use when nothing else can describe our deep affection for another being. You have had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born. I would do anything for you (except hand you the remote).

You are the greatest gift God has blessed me with. Being your sister is so rewarding. You make me so proud. I cannot imagine life without your sweet faces, and I pray I never have to live without you. Watching you grow has been quite a journey, and I am thrilled to see how your lives turn out. Each time I see you, you look a bit older. This is heartbreaking to me. Know that regardless of how big you get, you will always be my baby sisters. I will always protect you to the best of my abilities.

"When our hair is white, we'll still have our sister love."- Lisa See

Each and every day I strive to be better than I was yesterday. As an older sibling, my goal is to be a life-changing influence in your life. I want you to realize, through my actions, that:

Your worth is not measurable. Do not give anyone the power of making you question this.

Nothing is too far out of reach. You can accomplish the impossible.

It is OK to cry. Never let someone make you feel guilty for being upset. You are entitled to your feelings, and they are 100 percent valid.

You are not defined by your upbringing. It is always possible to pave your own path. You are your own person.

Self-care has a profound effect on success. Make sure to take care of yourself before you try to mend other people. I know it is cheesy, but you are the only you that you've got.

Education is so incredibly important. Discover what your passion is, and go for it. In addition to this, do not let negative opinions sway you from your dream.

Surround yourself with those that make you a better person. Do not get tangled up in the toxicity. Friends will come and friends will go. Remember that your big sister will always stay.

So, yes, I am away from home. However, I do it all for you.

All my love,

Your Older Sister

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