November 18, 2015

Lessons from a Little Sister

I love my sisters. I always want to protect them from everything but then at some point, you realize that the tables are truly turned.

I quickly realized that I was not teaching them as much as they were teaching me.

I thought I was supposed to be the older sibling, the one with all the answers and advice--but without my sisters, I wouldn't be the person I am today.

They taught me to step up and be a leader when needed.

They taught me compassion. Whenever they experience something sad, I wish I could take away their sadness.

They taught me to be protective over what I love. So don't mess with them...

They taught me to be a great supporter. I want to support them in the good and the bad.

They taught me to be a good negotiator. I had to learn what my parents would and would not let us do to pass on that wisdom to them...I mean it is amazing how early my curfew was compared to theirs. I taught them well!

They taught me to let go. Be more laid back.

They taught me to be a role model. I want them to have someone to go to and become their best self. I didn't want them to make the same bad decisions I did. This was one that I wasn't always good at.

They taught me to be patient. This was another I wasn't good at. When they constantly knocked on the door wanting to hang with me and my friends, I should have let them. I hurt my best friends in those moments. There are a lot of times where I lost my patience and hurt them. For that I will never forgive myself.

Therefore, they taught me to be stubborn. I didn't want to admit I was wrong in front of them. (No worries, they call me out on my crap!)

They taught me to love someone more than myself.


Love you two!

1 comment:

  1. This is so true, I have a sis and a bro and it worked for both of them too

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