Thank You, Big Brother
Sep 03, 2016 03:55PM
By Caitlyn Leary
My brother and I have a three year age gap, so naturally, we have been close our entire lives. But, going on our third year of not living under the same roof and seeing each other regularly has made me realize how much I appreciate him when I see him. His name is Kevin, and he is the most genuine human being I know. Here is a letter to you Kevin about why I am so thankful to have you in my life.
Thank You For Being My Best Friend.
I honestly have no idea where I would have ended up in life if it weren't for you being my rock through all of our hardships. You never let me go to sleep sad and you always knew how to put a smile on my face. It's rare for brothers and sisters to have a relationship like ours and I am truly thankful to call you my best friend.
Thank You For Always Having My Back.
Whenever I needed/need you, I can always count on you to be there for me. Whether it be supporting me while I run at track meets or just sending me a text saying how proud of me you are for whatever reason it may be. You never fail to make me feel appreciated even when I feel like the world is against me.
Thank You For Being as Weird as Me.
There isn't a minute that goes by in which we aren't laughing or joking around with one another. Nothing is ever really serious with us, and that is my favorite part about our relationship. You are always looking to have a good time, just like me, and it makes our time together that much better.
Thank You For Not Showing Your Emotions Regularly.
I know this sounds insane, but I appreciate it so much. This has taught me to never take you for granted. We only say I love you when we won't be seeing each other for a while, and when we do say it, it means that much more to me. You come to appreciate the little things in life when you don't see each other regularly. And when you do show me your emotions, I know that they are 100 percent genuine and they aren't meaningless words.
Thank You For Being You.
You have always been someone who I have looked up to, literally and figuratively. You stick to your word, you stand up for anything that you believe in, and you don't take crap from anyone. I admire every quality about you.
No matter where life brings us, Kevin, I will always be your little sister and you will always be my big brother. I love you endlessly and I am so blessed to call you my best friend. Never change because you are the best person I know.
Your Little Sis
(Caitlyn Leary is a resident of Tewksbury and a sophomore at Franklin Pierce University.)