An Open Letter To My Sister
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An Open Letter To My Sister

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An Open Letter To My Sister
Savvi Avery

It's hard to know where to start whenever there is so much to cover, but I guess I'll start before you were born. My life was good, I got whatever I wanted whenever I wanted, and I got everyone's full attention! The only thing I was missing was someone to play with, because playing with dolls who couldn't talk back got boring after a while. At 2 years old I realized how "boring" my life was, and so, I started to pray for a baby sister. Three short years later my world was turned upside down.

The day you were born was a day filled with many emotions. I was so excited that I was going to get to be a big sister! Little did I know, babies were a whole lot of work. Although by helping change diapers and holding the bottle, I did feel awful important. Soon you began to walk and talk, and I just continued to boss you around like my little minion. You then got old enough to be bossy back... I didn't care for that part much, but I just figured I deserved it after all those years. You then began to be able to play volleyball with me (as a 4 year old). This was pretty much the greatest day of my life, it was so fun teaching (bossing) you how to play the sport I loved so much (at that time). You are now at the age that sharing clothes with your big sis is cool, but not so cool when you're wearing the shirt I had planned on wearing. You watched me go through junior high and high school battling the mean girls along with the awkward stages. You also watched the drama with having boyfriends around, and that your family is always there for you no matter what! You have conquered junior high and I can't believe you're onto your first year of high school!

You are my best friend, you are my pride and joy, and my definite "go to". So for your first year in high school here are some tips:

1. Ignore the mean girls

I PROMISE they won't matter after you graduate, so don't dwell on the things they have to say.

2. Boys

Don't even bother, they aren't worth the tears.

3. Never lose sight of who you are in Christ.

You are beautifully and wonderfully made in the image of Him.

4. And when you think mom and dad are being mean for giving you a rule to follow...

They are doing it because they love you and want to protect you .

High School can create some of the best memories if you let it and stay true to who you are.

As we both start new chapters of our lives, just know I'm only a couple hours away and always one phone call away. I hope these next four years are the best yet, I cannot wait to see what God has planned for you! I love you to the moon and back!

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