Little Sister

Posted on August 19th, 2013 in Just For Fun




My sister and I have a strange relationship.





Unlike most older sisters, I torture her.





She tolerates me.





Going out to dinner, my night isn’t complete until I’ve managed to make her blush furiously because I’m dancing at the dinner table or singing off-key at the top of my lungs.  I consider it a complete success when she buries her face in her purse or hides behind her jacket to avoid recognition from any of her fellow grad students.  If I manage to make her flee the scene, then I have achieved utter greatness worthy of a gold medal or Nobel prize.



And now, as her maid of honor, I’ll have dozens of ways to embarrass her.



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But I won’t embarrass her.  I’ll joke about hiring rodeo clowns to walk her down the aisle and serving up McDonald’s for the wedding dinner, but I’ll find her the best caterer in town and a cake that will inspire a million memories.  I’ll be with her when she finds the dress to marry the man of her dreams and stand by her side as she turns from my kid sister into a wife and eventually, a mother.




Because as long as I keep laughing, there won’t be time for the tears to fall.  With every happy change there’s always a bittersweet lining.  It’s hard for me to swallow that my little sister is growing up, and that we’re actually becoming the adults who will have children and such.


Maybe not so much in my case, however.



Congratulations, Danielle.  May you have a lifetime of joy and love with your future husband.


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32 Responses to “Little Sister”

  1. Erica Says:

    awwwwwwwwwww. I love this- too sweet

  2. Joanne Says:

    Awww so sweet! Congrats to your sister on her engagement!!

  3. Nicole Nenninger Says:

    Congratulations to your sister! And to you–you gain a brother-in-law! I love posts that are all about spreadin’ the love. Wishing your sister the very best wedding and marriage.

  4. Krysten Says:

    Oh my gosh how EXCITING. Congrats to your sister Duckie!

    P.S. I’m giving away 5 sponsor spots this week on my blog and I’d love for you to come and enter!

  5. Vicki M. Taylor Says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your little sister. Tell her congratulations and best wishes. Have a blessed day!

  6. Tamara Says:

    Aww, congrats to her! I love the photos of you two as babies/kids.

  7. Channon Says:

    Congrats, and what a beautiful ring for a beautiful little sister!

  8. Lana Says:

    Wow. I am wiping away the tears. What a tribute.
    You are lucky to have each other. Stay close-always.
    That bond is special. Never let it be broken. Love to
    you both.

  9. Adriana Boatwright (@AdrianaIris) Says:

    Just makes me want a sister. So glad I have two girls.

  10. karen Says:

    sobs….what a beautiful post to your sister…sniffles…so beautiful.

  11. Natasha Says:

    So many congratulations to your sister! You’re going to be such an amazing Maid of Honor!

  12. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell Says:

    You are such a sweet sister. This is precious!

  13. Kim of A Very Sweet Blog Says:

    Congratulations to your sister! That’s awesome. There’s nothing like a sister’s love.

  14. Pam Says:

    So sweet. Congratulations to your sister!

  15. Couture Carrie Says:

    So exciting, darling ~ congrats to your sis!
    Love these pics :)


  16. Sara Says:

    AWWW! Congrats to her! I think you will come up with some amazing things as her maid of honor!

  17. JDaniel4's Mom Says:

    What a wonderfully blessed sister she is! I know you will give her an amazing wedding.

  18. Juliana Says:

    So sweet…congratulations on your sister engagement :D
    Have a wonderful week Miranda!

  19. Marjie Says:

    This is so sweet. Your sister is lucky to have you, off key singing, dancing, and all.

  20. Natasha Gregson Says:

    Awww this is so sweet :’)

  21. Angela Says:

    Congratulations to your sister! And to you!

  22. Lisa - respect the shoes Says:

    You and your sis are sweet together. My big sis is 10 years older than me, so growing up, we didn’t hang out together much. We’re so much closer now that we’re both “adults”. Congrats to your sis!

  23. Reeni Says:

    So sweet! Congratulations to her!

  24. Corney Says:

    I’m touched! It has been my pleasure to see you both grow up to be come wonderful people. I love you both, always.

  25. Hotly Spiced Says:

    Congratulations to your sister. What happy news. You are honoured to be her matron of honour. I have four sisters and none of them has had me as a bridesmaid or a matron of honour! Her fiance has a pope sign above his head! xx

  26. ladyfi Says:

    I cried buckets when my baby sister got married – it is a bitter-sweet moment indeed.

    Congratulations to your sister!

  27. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    Aww you’re such a sweet sis Duckie!! Hehe I think it’s the job of family to embarrass though lol.

  28. Pietro Says:

    A lovely and sweet post to your sister!

  29. Cakelaw Says:

    Congratulations to your sister!!!

  30. Dana Says:

    I’m the big sister too, and we’ve become even closer as adults and now moms. Congrats to the happy couple!

  31. Juju at Tales of Whimsy... Says:

    And what a lovely ring.
    Congrats to your sis.

  32. Charlotte Says:


    This post made me very teary. I love the beautiful bond you have with your sister and wish her the best of luck (and you!) as she prepares for such a huge step in her life.

    And have fun planning!!!!

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