Right now, I am preparing. I am working day and night to paint canvases, write letters, and figure out how to monogram a cooler. I’m writing with chalk over and over again trying to get my handwriting just right. I am buying your favorite candy and finding recipes for your favorite dessert. It is a blissful preparation and, while it is stressful, it is the most wonderful form of stress. As Big/Little Week approaches, I am preparing for the week of giving and spoiling that I so wonderfully enjoyed this time last year.
My big always told me how wonderful it was to give gifts, but I thought she just forgot how great it felt to receive gifts as a little. But now that I see the preparation process myself, I see how right she was. There is something so sweet about loving someone so much that you can’t seem to give them enough gifts in the world to actually quantify that love, even if you certainly try.
Little, I love you so much already. While I may have to keep that love at bay for a week, it will certainly manifest itself the second we meet for the first time as Big and Little. This week of anonymity is almost as hard for you as it is for me, but it will be oh so sweet by Friday.
It is in that revelation that we realize how Big/Little isn’t about the gifts, the time spent crafting, or the boys we choose to deliver our gifts. It is all about the love we have for each other.
So here’s to you, here’s to me. Big & Little we’ll always be.
Reveal cannot come quick enough. You know exactly who I am, but I have no clue who you are. I pass by every sister who is getting a big and think to myself, could she be the one? This week is actually quite stressful for me, as I am sure it is for you. I am anxiously trying to figure out who you are. But I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will love you and look up to you more than anyone else.
I am sure that you are quickly preparing whatever gifts and surprises that are coming my way, and I can’t thank you enough for all the time and effort you have already put in to our friendship. But you have already spoiled me enough just by being my Big. Even though I don’t know who you are right now, I’m already infatuated by you. I am excited about all of the time we will get to spend together in the near future as Big and Little. Not only will you be my Big, but you will also be a mentor, a friend, and a confidante.
Reveal is only a week away, but it feels like forever. I know this upcoming week will be a lot of fun for the both of us, but I am ready to find out who you are. You amaze me already, Big. I love you so much, and I will be so relieved when I finally get to show my love for you at reveal and in the years that follow. I cannot wait for the journey we are about to embark on together.
She is half my soul and half my heart. Without my Big, I’d fall apart.