I love my sister more than anything in this life/I will choose her happiness over mine every time: Hamilton
Award-winning journalist Lisa Wingate once wrote that: “But the love of sisters needs no words. It does not depend on memories, or mementos, or proof. It runs as deep as a heartbeat. It is as ever present as a pulse.” We all knew that this day would come, eventually. And now it is actually happening now but it doesn’t seem real. There comes a time when it seems impossible to believe that your beloved sister is departing but one is helpless to slope this phenomenon at the time when your sister gets married.
On the one hand, you are excited and very much happy to see your sister getting married but on the other hand you wonder to face her departure. However, we cannot stop it from happening.
A sister is one of the greatest blessings of Almighty Allah. As a younger brother, I feel very much happy about my elder sister who is getting married but at the same time it seems very hard for me to accept her departure.
However, this has to happen and how I cannot stop it! I thought about how difficult is to write about her, not because that I am sad, but because I have not really accepted in my mind around you leaving. It is strange because you are leaving in a few days as I write this, but I simply don’t feel distance setting in.
You are my older sister and you always were there for me. You literally took care of me since last 25 years. I know that I am younger than you, but I feel like I watched you grow-up too. You were the one who we all turned to when we faced any problem and you never let us down.
You changed our world at every juncture of our lives in every possible manner. Thanks for being there. I never thought that I would see you as happy as you are now. I am so proud of you because you deserve all the happiness of this universe. Allah knows that you have earned it.
You are ready to leave us and undertake the next journey of your life. I know that you are nervous and it may take a while to adjust to do this entirely new life but you are capable of doing it all. You are one of the bravest, smartest and kindest of all I know and I am truly blessed to have you as my sister.
Let me tell you this again that we are yet to come accept this that you are leaving us. I am not certain what will happen to us when you walk out but I know two things for sure. First, I am definitely going to cry. Second, I am going to miss you by day-in and day-out. I just also want to say I love you and we all will miss you very much. And did I say that I will be very lonely? This house will be emptier without you. Dear sister we cannot hold time from running.
Having a sister and daughter like you was a blessing. Your farewell is the happiest moment of my life till now. I still cannot believe this is happening. Every day, I feel like I have so much I want to tell you and yet I feel like I have nothing to say.
We have spent our lives best and most time together. You are my childhood memories. You are part of my growing-up and you are part of my life. While you are still with us but I miss you already. I will be very lonely when you will go to your future. I just want to say that I have loved you with my everything.
You are an angel in disguise sent to us by the Almighty Allah. You are our dearest. On your farewell, promise us that you will always remember our moments of joy, love and laughter. I wish we could have always stayed together. Miss you dear sister, congratulations and best of luck for your next stage of life!
Author is a Research Scholar, Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir