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To the Brother Who Only Has Sisters

To my only little boy,

From the moment you first found out you would be a big brother you always wanted to have a brother.  Someone who would love to run and play, rough-house, get dirty, watch all the “boy shows,” hand down your old superheroes to and be best friends.  A brother is what you wanted so badly, but God gave you not one, but two sisters.  Two!  How did this happen?!  Didn’t he hear your prayers for a BROTHER?

You know what though, sweet boy, God made the right choice.  He sent you sisters who were made just for your needs, and for theirs.  The first sister he sent you is the built-in best friend you always wanted.  She might be able to out-run you any day now.  You have won her over that superheroes are for boys and girls, and the boy heroes are her favorite! Sure, that Elsa dress is fun to wear, but preferring a cape and running around saying “Superman!”  That’s all your doing big brother.  Good job.  You help me teach her she is strong and can be anything she wants to be.  Including a “girly-girl.”  You tell her how pretty she is each day and help me hold her hand still when she wants her nails painted. She thinks every single thing you do is the best thing in the world, and that no one can do it better than you.  You will always have a cheerleader ready and waiting in your corner.

This other sister of yours?  She is quickly becoming the get-down-and-dirty, rough-housing cohort to all of your crazy schemes.  You two know you make an unstoppable pair.  You come up with the wild ideas, she has zero fear to help you follow-through and you both know if she flashes those bright eyes and dimples at Daddy the punishment won’t be quite as tough.  Well played big bro and lil’ sis, well played.  You have taught her confidence and helped build that zero fear zone of hers, and again, I say good job.  I don’t know how I would be the mom of two girls without you helping me teach the important things.

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As for you, dear brother, they have taught you a softer side.  You are deeply empathetic with a heart as big as they come.  Being an encourager is what you do best!  It is no coincidence both of your sisters took their first steps to you!  You know how to be gentle and patient, when needed, and you know how to give a girl a compliment that is thoughtful and sincere.  This last one may come in handy more in years to come, but for now it keeps you in good graces with your teachers when you can’t seem to keep that mouth closed at school.  (Okay, it works on me too.)

You see, sweet boy, you may not have thought you wanted sisters, but they bring you everything you ever wanted.  Even better, with two sisters, there is no competition.  You will always be my one and only little boy.

Love always,
MOM

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