An Open Letter To My Younger Sibling

Dear little brother,

The first 9 years of my life you were not here and from the first moment I met you I do not know how I survived them years alone. Being 9 years apart a lot of people would not think we were very close but in my eyes we could not be any closer. Now you are 11 years old you are no longer my little baby brother but that doesn’t mean I’ve lost you altogether it just means I get to take a step back for a little while and watch you grow into the great man you are going to be. I am so proud of the person you are growing up to become, I’ve never met a more charming, caring and thoughtful person than you and for that you should be proud of yourself.

I don’t know whether you are mature for your age or the fact I’m just very immature but we truly are the best of friends and I genuinely surprise myself with how well we get on. A day spent with you is never boring no matter what we do. All the memories and private jokes that we share I will never forget them, not a single one. Although we have had some great times it hasn’t all been great. I’ve lost count of how many fights we have had in the past especially when wrestling each other for the front seat of the car. One of my all time favourites has got to be you always telling my personal secrets/stories when I bring boyfriends round for dinner for the first time. Then again I guess embarrassing me comes as one of the main job roles of being my brother and I can’t complain too much as I’m sure I’ll get you back one day.

I’m far from the most experienced person when it comes to life but today I want to try to give you the best advice I can give to you. You are coming to that age where you are going to start experiencing everything for the first time and I just want you to know I will always be here to help steer you in the right direction. Whether it’s your first time falling in love, falling out with friends or even as simple as choosing your subject choices at school. I will be here to help you through it all that’s just my role as your sister. I will never judge you no matter how silly you might think something is and you can always trust and confine in me.

Please never forget how much I adore you. I honestly could not ask for a better brother than yourself. I can’t wait to grow older along side you and see what this world has in store for our family. As well as being the best bother I also know you will be the best uncle and I’m grateful that my children will one day have a role model like you in their life. I know you didn’t have much of a choice and I’m sorry you got stuck with me but thank you for being my brother.

Love from Ashleigh

(Your big sister)


  1. Natasha Bolger
    March 31, 2017 / 9:27 am

    Such a beautiful post.

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