January 9, 2015

Long Distance Sisters

For anyone who is a first child, or an older sibling, there was probably a day where your parents sat you down and told you that you were going to be a big sister/sibling.

I don't remember the exact day they told me that I was first going to be a big sister, but I remember it vividly the second time around. 

Well now my middle sister has graduated college!

This sister was the sister I fought with, the sister I laughed with, the sister I have had the most time with.

I knew my parents were going to becoming empty nesters. They have to go through a mourning process. I knew they would. But no one told me that I would...

This is where I realize the difference between first borns, middle, and the youngest. For me as a first born, I have the job of taking care of my baby (middle) sister. I am happy obliged to carry out this. I have been dependent on this title. There is no other way for me to be.

Then my younger (middle) sister became the middle and there was the youngest. At some point, the youngest ones realize as they get older that the oldest one is going to need some looking after. This is why middle sisters can be independent. They get older and realize the older sister needs a "big sibling." They come into a role of their own. They don't have to do it because their parents told them so. So therefore, my younger sister was already an older sister before we were told that we were getting another youngest sister.

Now I see a fearlessly independent woman. My middle sister didn't always think she had to be the strongest one and was able to have times where she was carefree.

I would not have been able to have been an only child. I am too needy. I need my sisters. I don't want to be independent without them.

My middle and younger sister are perfect together. They get each other. They have grown together and take care of each other as sisters should.

But back to my middle sister...she has graduating college. She is going to learn what the business world holds for her out there and I know she will be fine because she is one of the strongest girls I know. Now we all need to learn how to be in a good long distance sister relationship.

No matter what, my sisters will need me and I will need them.
Whenever they need me, I am there for them.

Congrats Tess. I love you!


  1. I love having siblings so much! Can't imagine my life without them. ☺️
    xox GiedrÄ—

  2. I don't think I would have done that well as an only child, either. I don't have any siblings graduated from college yet--two are juniors and 1 is going to be a freshman this year--I know I'll be feeling some pretty strong emotions when they start graduating and going out on their own for real!

  3. My middle sister is still in college and my baby sis is in high school, I can't wait until they graduate!


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