March 13, 2013

my letter to jude.


Dear Jude, 

You are the best.

I want to protect you forever from people that will hurt you and things that will get lost. I want to protect you from doing things that will make you stumble. But I can't. You are going to grow up and be an amazing person, you already are amazing. And you will learn from your mistakes. You will thrive and be the person God has created you to be, creative, feisty, joyful. 





Remember, that no matter what you hear from others, you are created in the image of God. You are a wonderful person. He has made you special and unique and like NO ONE ELSE. You have unique gifts that He wants to see you succeed in. 


Be curious. Be fearless. Be full of freedom and life and love. Never take your life for granted, travel the world, experience things. Be excited about what God is excited about. Also, love children like Jesus does. You are so blessed to grow up in a Christian home, not everyone gets that experience. Go to those kids and be a friend to them. 






Please never really grow up. Please never give up on your dreams. Please fight for joy and faith and for all the good things in this world. Please remember that I'm always going to be your older sister and IIIIII WILL AAAALWAYS LOOOVE YOUUU. 


Because I will. And you will probably hate me when you're 13 and I tease you about that girl. But it's all outta love son. That's what big sisters do. 

Love, Eyyie. 


16 comments:

Catrina said...

This made my heart sing. Happy little brother thoughts!

Elisha said...

PRESH. He is all sorts of cute, aand these are wonderful!

Catherine Marsh said...

I love these photos, so emotional !

Catherine Marsh said...

and yes thats would big sister do ;)

sarah b said...

elliiiiieeee agh this is perfect. PERFECT. I can speak for jude and E and E and H when I say you are THE BEST. big sister. EVAAAR.








(in my life.)

Eliza Berry said...

ELLLIIEEEEEEE. This is so precious. It made me cry. Seriouslyyyyyyyyyy. Love you so much. You are the best big sister evaaa.
Lol. Yes. There will be lots of teasing when that child is 13.

You and me both sista. ^.^

Hannah Nicole said...

this made me smile. and almost cry. and laugh. and aw. and I just love it and him and you and the berry family.

(also. oh boy. have me and my sisters had conversations about when our brothers are 13 and have their first crush....;))

Capturing the Moment said...

this is so precious Ellie!!!

Kristyn said...

feel this exact same way about my younger siblings -- when you're a big sister, you just have these insane feelings for them that the youngest siblings don't understand. ;) this is beautiful. love your words and your heart for your brother. :)

Jessica said...

this is the most cutest thing ever in my life. also, he reminds me of my little brother, so. bravo, eyyie. ;) xx

ⓜⓔⓔⓝⓐ said...

these are so cute!

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Julianna said...

this is so sweet! And love these photos. :)

Olivia said...

<3 <3 and what an amazing big sister he has :)

Abbie said...

AW. this is what i want to tell each of my four little brothers. this post is seriously wonderful.

Mary Blendermann said...

Oh my. This is entirely too beautiful for words. He is sweet and happy and this letter is so perfect. It's like the consolidated version of what every older sister wants to say. I...love this. And you. And him. K I'm done.

Simply me said...

That was way adorable.