When people ask me who I look up to, the only person who comes to mind is my Sister; Becky. We weren’t as close growing up, apart from the usual sisterly conflicts there were a lot of issues at home, things we didn’t always see on the same level. It wasn’t until she moved away to really start her life when it became clear just how much she was missed and how much she had been taken for granted, not just by me but also by my family and everyone we knew. School was a pretty rough time for her even though she’s oh so intelligent, people still throw rocks at things that shine. It took my own personal development to appreciate how much courage it must of taken for her to come out to family and friends, to face prejudice on a daily basis. If I ever need inspiration, for anything, she is who I look up to. The amount of times I’ve taken my crap out on her (as a kid and recent years) is ridiculous; so I can spend the rest of my life making it up to her by showing my appreciation. Becky has had a shit time recently, it seems that life does nothing but throw obstacles at her. The reason she’s such an inspiration is no matter how tough it gets, she gets back up. I wish she could realize just how much of an incredible woman she is, although I’m hoping a great addition to her life will help towards believing it. Others in her life have come and gone, not always in the nicest of ways. But the people who matter will stay by her side no matter what. Things have to fall apart for better things to come together, and I’m sure that this year will be the year for her. So the closer we get, the more I appreciate her. I will never take her for granted again, that is a promise.
So she sent me this card for my Birthday (along with the best present everrrrrr) and instantly thought of myself and her as kids. I miss her all the time.
Tell your Mother, your Father, your Sister, Brother, Cousins, Friends, everyone; you love them.