Even though we are thirteen years apart (my only sibling), we've still struggled at times to get along. Maybe it's because the age gap caused me not to know my role. Be a second mother, or be a friend?!?! But, as we both grow older, we grow closer. I feel like we've bonded through all of my life changes the last eight months, and her milestones the past few months as well. Part of me wants to parent her, as seeing her grow up prepared me for motherhood in my early-20's. Part of me wants to guide her, as I've acknowledged some mistakes I've made during my journey. But, I want her to find her own path in life and I know that I did learn a lot from mistakes I made along the way. And, I'm glad that I've learned from these experiences. It definitely makes me appreciate the things I did right and the positive experiences I've had in life.
I'm hoping that as we both venture into this next chapter in BOTH of our lives, that we can just be friends and learn and grow together. Maybe learn from eachother's mistakes. Experience some new things together. Still be sisters. Finally be friends.
I hope your dreams take you to the corners
of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes,
to the windows of your opportunities, and to
the most special places your heart has ever known.
I Love you, my Mini-Me!!!!
XOXO - BIG SISTER