Today my sister graduates from Columbia University and starts her life as an adult in the big scary real world. I remember how overwhelming and exciting that time was in my life and I can’t wait to see all of the amazing things that she does. My sister is my best friend, my biggest fan, and my rock. Seeing her achieve this milestone makes my heart burst with pride!

 

To my sister:

 

You have made me the proudest big sister in the world! You have turned into a brilliant, gorgeous, hilarious, and independent young woman over the last few years. You’ve been through some difficult situations, but have ended up on top, as a Columbia graduate, having learned important lessons about life, love, and Kant with a bright, infectious smile on your face.

 

I can’t believe that in a few weeks you will enter the world of adulthood. It feels like just yesterday that we were putting on dance recitals in the front yard and becoming drunk with laughter after family dinners… Ok that last one really was yesterday.

 

No matter where you go, what you do, or how old you get, you’ll always be my baby sister, with the sheepish grin and gangly arms, rockin’ a velour leotard, making my stomach hurt from laughing so hard, and always inspiring me to do bigger and better things.

 

I’m so proud of you. There is nothing that you can’t do!

 

Love,
Julia

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