An Open Letter To My Sister

It’s my sisters birthday today so I thought I’d write her a letter. I don’t think she would mind if I shared it with you, so here it is. Bubsy, this is for you 💚

Hi 🙋🏾‍♀️ 👋🏾

I got a text message a while ago from a number I didn’t have saved (we’ll call the sender X) , the message isn’t important but the spelling! The spelling was all over the shop! So much so that we were giggling over the poor use of English.

Later on that same day I was thinking about the spelling within the message and the comedic relief that it provided us. I thought about when we were younger and I used to tease you for your spelling. X’s spelling wasn’t even as bad as yours. You were crap at maths too but in my youth and ignorance I failed to realise that you were young and still learning. It was normal for you to be making these mistakes and struggling with equations, I was teasing you for being normal! And for that I apologise for not taking the time to recognise that you weren’t at the same place in life as me.

But, despite my teasings, you never let me get to you. You never let me see you get to you. You never batted an eyelid and my insults just roll off your back and as you grew, your spelling improved. And as I watch you age and grow. Growing into an amazing young woman and I want to encourage you to hold on to that mentality that you had. Continue to disregard the negativity that is thrown at you and rise above it.

Cliche as it sounds the world is full of haters and sometimes life comes at you side ways but just shrug it off and keep doing you because it’s so rare to find someone so comfortable in their inner self.

I love it. I love you. I’m proud of you.

Happy Birthday, Bubsy 💚💚

Lots of love

Janna 💕