However would I have thrived without you? You have been my ally, my advocate, my conscience, my confidant and my comfort for many decades. You believed in me even before I could believe in myself. Your love has never faltered, even when you were unsure of my choices or wisdom. How could I love unconditionally without your example? Would I have thought myself lovely without your insistence? I tell you, I could not have.
Though we are very different people in opinions and choices, my world hinged and swayed on your words and love. I could not love another sister more than I love you. So take my words, my affection and my love with you as I have carried yours in my heart all of these fine years.