An Open Letter to My Little Sister
If there existed a manual illustrating how to be a superlative big sister, I'd be the first in line to purchase it. There's a photo of me, still a child, holding you in my grasp. You were just an infant. I must have come across it a dozen times before realizing the significance of the title "big sister." Please forgive me for my naivete; for failing to remember that you're like a shadow observing all of my shortcomings. Never do I want you to presume substandard actions or behaviors are acceptable simply because I have performed them before you. If I could, I'd gather my damnable words and behaviors and burn them in the forefront of you. Only then would you discern just how badly I wish your eyes had not seen such things. I am entirely flawed much like any other human being, but for you I desire to be exceptional. Keep in mind that loneliness is not a valid rationalization for placing your heart in another's dirty hands. Realize that family relationships are never something to be sacrificed. Become conscious of the fact that I will always be for you rather than against you. I may not be the finest example, but I'm doing my absolute best. I promise to perpetually be there to catch you when you fall, assuming you allow me to. I promise to continue looking out for your best interests. My dear sister, if nothing else, please remember that I will always love you.