A Letter To My Sister / E.E. Cummings
As a child I was the little rebel, the brat in timeout, the girl with her tongue sticking out while “in the chair”. You were the one who smiled sweetly, warmed peoples hearts with you cute words of “I love so and so” …. and it usually ended with “God”. Those home videos still do make me crack up.
You have this ambition and air about you that exudes a quiet type of confidence. Not the normal type, the type that you have the ability to do what you need to do to sleep well at night, help others, be a great friend, lovely daughter, caring sister, and amazing fiance.
When I think of courage, I think of you. When I think of love, I think of you. When I think of respect, I think of you. You are a pioneer and you are so good at being the older sister, I almost think you were born just to guide me. Pick me up when I fall down. “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.”
― Carol Saline
If I were sentimental enough, I would say this to your face, oh wait that is my duty in a short few weeks. But being who I am you will receive the love in public but always filled with silly side notes for self preservation, you probably taught me this as well.
This wedding has been coming for quite some time, but today it truly dawned on me today that you really found your person and that is what you deserve, pure happiness. You will always be moving forward but you are never someone to leave others behind. If we weren’t hundreds of miles away I would hug you because even though I’ve caught up to you in height, you still make me feel like a little girl. So I’ll say this quietly and so softly you might never hear it because I hope you already know…. i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart). And as always, thank you for being you.