Friday, January 1, 2010

:: dear melissa ::

i tried posting this on your facebook wall, but it wouldn't post.  so i'll post it here instead.

Dear Melissa,

Happy New Year, sister!

I know life as a teenage girl and an "only-ish child" isn't always easy, and you get lonely sometimes, but you're such a strong young woman and I'm so proud of you!  You are SUCH a good kid, student, and you love everyone with your whole heart.  I hope everyone around you realizes that.  You try your best at everything you do.  You never have cruel intentions towards anyone.  You're such a tender-hearted person, deeply feeling every punch and kick that life deals you.  This is a good thing, but it can be difficult and lonely sometimes.  You tend to love people despite how they might treat you.  This is called unconditional love -- and you're a shining example of that to me.  I think about that a lot.  There are so many many things that I admire about you.

You are beautiful inside and out, extremely smart and extremely talented.  You are going to go far in life and it will be a happy one!

You know, many times I wish you had a sibling closer in age to you, living at home with you, but I'm glad I get to be your older sister and you know you always have me to talk to about ANYTHING.  I would do anything for ya.  I wish we lived closer.

I love you, my little sister.

Happy New Year!  I'm praying for good things for you this year.  Wonderful opportunities, favor in all you do as you get ready to jump out into this real world!  You can do it!