You all have heard them. The day after Thanksgiving is when they start to make an appearance. It’s Christmas Carols!!!! One of my absolute favorite aspects of the season is the bright, cheerful carols playing 24/7.
For all of the Christmas fanatics out there, I hope your Christmas tree is out and your carols on full blast. My personal-sized tree went up a few weeks ago, but due to the grinch-attitude of roomies (aka my parents) I will be setting up our family Christmas tree tomorrow. I will also be making new Christmas decor boards to set by the front door, welcoming in the Christmas cheer. This is the most wonderful time for family to gather together and enjoy each other’s company with a nice cup of hot chocolate (or in my opinion, hot coffee). Cheers to the Christmas season!
You and I grew us thick as thieves, but as time went by, things didn’t turn out the way I had hoped. We fought over toys like any siblings do, and I remember one time when Mom made us write 10 things we love about each other, because I had said I hope you get hit by a bus. Oh, I remember that fight so well. We laughed so hard afterward, and boy did we made mom mad, but now, looking back, I’m glad she made us write those 10 things. I’ll never forget my last favorite thing I loved; “I love you because…you are my brother.”
The day of your wedding, I remember, was such a beautiful day. Not too hot, and not too cold. I don’t remember what was said to lead up to the fight, but I wish I hadn’t said it. I would have given anything to be there that day; to watch you, as everyone else looked at the bride walking down the aisle. I wrote you a letter to give you on your wedding day, but I guess now it is just a sheet of paper.
I see siblings all the time, asking each other for advice, and running to each other for comfort in time of sadness, but I lost that privilege a long time ago. And even though I don’t know, to this day, what I had done wrong for you to leave my life completely, you will always be my big brother. I hope and pray one day, you will realize that I still need my brother to lean on, because I can’t think of my life without you.
Your little sister