Phyllecia and Jasmine
Nikki and Jazzy
The Cheerleader and The Basketball Star
Wow, it seems like just yesterday you guys were two snot faced cry babies, interfering with my parents time. I thought many nights about how I could send you back with the stork. I even locked Nikki out the house to see if he would come back and get her. Ok Ok Ok, that was mean…Sorry! I wouldn’t be your big sis if I didn’t sneak one joke in there. But all jokes aside, I love you ladies dearly. I am so proud of the young women that you’re becoming. You are two of the smartest, prettiest, best-dressed girls I know and I’m honored to be able to call you my little sisters, although both of you are taller than I am.
I know we may not see each other daily or talk on the phone that often, but just know that I’m only a phone call away. As a teenager, I used to always wish I had an older sister to talk to about boys, parents, school, and regular teenage stuff with. I mean I knew I could talk to mom and dad but it just wasn’t the same. Thankfully, Terri stepped in and filled that void. I know that your teenage years will be filled with some of the best and worst memories. Just know that you have a big sister that has gone through what you’re going through and although I’m 11and 12 years older than you…we’re still on the same team. It’s us against the parents LOL
There have been so many times that I was about to make a stupid mistake but then I’d think about you girls, excuse me young women, and I’d quickly come to my senses. I hope I have set the right example for you. Do know that I’m far from perfect, but my goal is and has always been to be one of the positive role models in your life. I apologize if my mistakes have caused the parents to be a little stricter on you. You have to realize, I was the only child for 11 years, so by the time you two came along I didn’t ever think I’d have 1 sister, let alone 2. Don’t let anyone try to force you to be something or someone you’re not. Yes, we’re sisters but we’re also individuals. Just because I did it, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to. And just because I didn’t do it, doesn’t’ mean you can’t. Don’t allow anyone to try to pressure you to do or accomplish something just because I did it. You have to live your own life and go after you own dreams. Sure, I would love for you two to follow in my footsteps, but what I would love even more is for you to make your own!
With that being said, I want you young women to make me a promise…First and foremost promise me that you’ll remember that your education comes first. Promise me that you’ll never lose site of the values we’ve been taught. Promise me that you’ll never let anyone or anything stop you from accomplishing your goals. Promise me that you’ll never settle for mediocrity. Promise me that when someone closes a door in your face, you’ll still fight your way in, even if it means climbing through the window. Promise me that you’ll never let a man define you. Last but not least, promise me that no matter how grown or tall you get, you’ll never stop being my baby sisters. In return I promise that I’ll always have your backs and I’ll be there cheering you on, every step of the way!
Love your big sis
PS- Next Beyonce concert it’s just the 3 of us! Uh Oh Oh