…Man, you are missing out! Big sisters are (usually) awesome!
Sometimes they’re bossy, and they have a tendency to tattle. A lot. But, all in all, they’re pretty swell.
Early on, big sisters are useful for reaching the good stuff, high up (they ALWAYS share):
Although, I soon caught up…and passed…and kept going. I’m the big little brother and she’s the little big sister.
Big sisters will always wake you up on Christmas morning…
…even if it is to uncomfortably and impatiently pose for a picture in front of the tree.
Big sisters ALWAYS share, even Easter treats, whether plastic eggs…
…or real eggs.
A big sister helps you build the best snowman…
…and will teach you what cold really is…
…but will be extremely gracious when, years later, you get her back, in the face.
In the summer, a big sister lets you have the prime sprinkler spot:
Best camping buddy? Big sister. Hands down. Even the fine dining in the back of your uncle’s truck.
Big sisters also serve as great Disneyland guides. (They will have always been there one more time than you.)
Big sisters are just the best for Trick or Treating:
…Playing Atari with:
…and just being bored with (she’s about to get that look in this picture…slap, shove, or tattle…)
So, from these memories, I see I owe some gratitude. To my sister, on her 21st 21st birthday, I thank you for:
…always letting me drive, whether car or stagecoach…
Thank you for always crashing my birthday parties…
…and letting me crash yours (and apparently be the funniest one there)
Thanks for letting me be the cool one:
…and for making me a proud uncle…
And even though I somehow came in third in this board game:
…pray for me without ceasing
…answer a late night call
…offer wise advice
…keep me accountable
…provide a valuable role model to me
…and have my back and hold me tight, even if it seems I don’t want it…
and all I can offer in return is my love, my gratitude, and my promise to return the favor and carry you…
…if you ever (and I mean ever) need it.
Love you, sis. Happy Birthday.