Feelin’ 22

One of my very first blog posts was dedicated to my sister. It’s called Birthday Girl and I had a great time reminiscing about the beautiful soul that she is.

At the time she briefly said, “I should write one about you.”

To that I said “you’re probably going to write very mean things about me…”

Nonetheless, I thought it would be a great idea for her to write one about me in her POV.

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“Before I start, I just want to wish my sister the Happiest Birthday because she turned 22 yesterday! This blog post is long overdue, so I thought the perfect time to share it would have to be today.

Let me start off and tell you that I know that I’m a bad sister for not getting you a gift. Trust me it’s not because you’re hard to buy for, it’s because all the unique and creative gifts I wanted to surprise you with were so spontaneous that I’m too young to pull off. And I know that I could have given you a simple gift, like jewellery or makeup, but after all the things that you have given to me, a simple gift like that would not make the cut. You deserve so much more, and I wish I could make you happy with one big spontaneous gift that would truly make up for all the times you spoiled me. I love looking at you and seeing the smile you give me that reflects how proud and happy you are for me, and I could not stop thinking about what you would look like if I had given you one of my choices for a unique gift. And I was definitely upset because I could not make something like that happen.

I went shopping looking for the perfect gift for you, I asked our brother for ideas, and most importantly, I asked our dad to help me pull off an amazing gift, but of course he was too cheap for that. -_-

I wanted to buy you a baby kitten, I wanted to buy you a pair of quality shoes, I wanted to rent out a Jeep for you, I wanted to buy you a ticket to London, so we could visit our brother there who will be leaving us soon. You can definitely see what I mean by the fact that I can’t pull this off.

Moving on, when I started writing this blog post, which was months ago, I didn’t know what to write, because there are so many aspects about my sister that I could write about. But now that I’m posting this on her birthday I figured the best thing I could write about would be about some of the many reasons why I love her.

In the blog post my sister wrote about me, she had mentioned that sisters are annoying and a pain in the butt, and I couldn’t help but agree with her. In my case, my sister loves to annoy me for her own pleasure by teasing me whether it’s in public or at home. But nonetheless I’ve grown to love her. I have a short temper, so when she teases me I get really ticked off easily, and it can end in a fight. But what I love about our relationship is that we can bounce back seconds later and totally forget what we were fighting about.

I know for a fact that some people still think that we fight a ton and that we never get along but over the course of the last few years we have grown undeniably close. We spend everyday together, whether it’s just going out shopping, or watching movies at home. There is never a day we go without spending time together.

One thing that I love about us is that we look a lot alike. My sister mentioned this in the blog post about me, that sometimes people think we’re twins. Even though she is 6 years older than me, we still get mistaken as twins and in all honesty, I love this about us. Never in a million years would I have ever thought that I’d like to match outfits with my sister, but I actually love it now! As children we used to hate it, but as we got older we grew to love it.

My sister is the best source of entertainment for me, because she always brings out her childish side. Even though it annoys me, I still love it because she can always lighten the mood and manage to bring a smile onto my face. She has made me independent, both as a student and as an individual. She has brought out the girly side in me, making me love makeup, clothes and room decor. Without her, I couldn’t have become who I am today, and I’m so grateful to have someone like her in my life.

So again, Happy Birthday to my gorgeous sister. Even though it doesn’t seem like it, you’re my number one role model and I couldn’t ask for anyone better. Anything I do, will always require YOUR approval and YOUR opinion, because if there’s anyone I trust the most, it would most certainly be YOU. I love YOU and all your flaws and imperfections. You are so so soooo perfect in my eyes, and I always wonder, what have I done to be blessed with such an amazing individual like you?

I say Alhumdulillah, because your presence is one of the greatest blessings in my life.

May Allah bless your life with pure happiness, and may He make you happy, even during those times where I cannot. Aameen.

I pray to Allah that she finds someone who can annoy her just as much as me, make her happy just as much as me, but most importantly I pray that she finds someone who can love her a million times more that I could ever possibly can.

Love you forever and always,

your little sis.” ❤

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Wow. Aameen. Subhanallah. How blessed and thankful I am for a sister like her. The first time she read this to me I teared up, and now reading it again, brings me back to that same place.

I love you. I love you for dealing with me. I love you for the countless things you do for me. I love you for being my mini me. I love you for doing crazy things with me. I love you for you.

Alhumdulillah for 22 years of life.


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