Happy Holidays! I’ve missed seeing you, I can say that even though we don’t really know each other. Being away at college for the first time has been tough, but I know that you would be proud of how I’m doing, as much as I am of you. I’m proud of everything you’ve done this year. I’m proud of you for holding your head up high and being your wonderful LGBTQ self. I’m so amazed at the strength you’ve shown and the way that you let yourself shine. You truly are a rock in the storm and you should know that.
This year, picture yourself at home to watch old Bing Crosby movies with me. As soon as I’m home from school we’ll curl up on the couch with hot pudding, the chocolate chips still melting from the heat, and burn our tongues while we sing along to all of the ridiculous old musical numbers. As the movie comes to a close, with our bellies full and our eyelids heavy, we’ll begin to fall asleep on the couch with the Christmas tree lighting up the living room. The cats will probably demand to join us by sitting on the windowsill and meowing loudly, so we’ll let them in and they’ll sit on our laps as we doze in and out. Fluffy will probably want to sit on my lap, and Puff will want to sit on yours. Imagine all four of us zonking out in the wee hours of the morning, some of us snoring a little bit too loudly.
Holiday Sibling, you may be far away from me this season, but I hold you close in my heart. Every day I think of you and how truly beautiful you are inside and out. Siblings have a way of sticking together, and I want you to know that I’m here for you year round. The only person who gets to pick on you, is me. (And you know the worst I’d do to you is hit you with a well-aimed snowball.)
Sadly, I’m still taking my final exams, and I’d better get back to studying, although I’d rather sit and talk to you all day.
So here’s to you, beloved sibling, and all of the things you do. This year, I hope that you’ll think of me, your sister, whenever you need a bit of love because you know that I’ll tackle you with hugs. I love you no matter what. I love you no matter who you are, who you love, or what you do.