Dear Kim

Day 4: Your sibling………

Dear Kim,

I’m not sure how two people can be so totally opposite each other, yet share the same blood.  I want you to know that I admire you, and all of your success.  I know that you have worked damn hard for all you have achieved, and I am so proud of you and the life that you have made for yourself.

My kids all adore you, and my girls are in awe of you.  Your life is so completely different from mine, they look at you as their glamorous, fun Aunt, who takes them to a different, exciting city for amazing weekends.  Alli especially, wants to be just like you.  She wants to go to the same college, buy a house just like yours, she even wants to dye her hair to match yours!  I love that they look up to you and admire you so much.

Growing up, I always looked up to you, too.  Weird, since I am the older sister, but mom and dad always held you up as an example, and I was always so busy getting into trouble, it was easy for you to fall into the role model position.  I am truly sorry that I wasn’t a better sister to you, then and now.  We are so different, and live far enough away from each other that it is natural that we drifted away from being as close as we should be, but I still regret it.

Thank you for being so supportive when I had Jessica.  You were so young, but you always were so good with her, and always willing to watch her if I needed someone to stay with her.  I want you to know I appreciate that still.

Thank you for being my Maid of Honor at my wedding, even though I know you didn’t especially like my husband. (Really should have listened to you about that one!)

Thank you for acting as liason between dad’s side of the family and me after they cut me out, so to speak.  I really admire your sense of family, and how you go out of your way to stay connected.

Thank you for loving my children, and being an Aunt they can be proud of.

Thank you for being my sister.  I love you.

Love,

Jenn

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