A Letter for my Brother’s 12th Birthday.

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Hey Guys! This post is based on the letter I’ve written for my brother’s 12th birthday. I wanted to share it with all of you! Hope you like it! Don’t forget to like and share the post. Have a great, fruitful, positive and happy day. Don’t forget to smile!
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Dear Daksh,
I cannot believe it’s been twelve years already. Didn’t you come home just yesterday? Didn’t I bunk school to come see you just the day before? Didn’t you say your first words today? You’ve grown up so quickly.  I cannot imagine a world without you, Daksh. YOUR PRESENCE is strong, positive and impactful. You mean so .much and more, to all of us. Thank you for choosing us. Thank you for choosing to grace our lives with your presence. I had the best present of my life, ten days before my third birthday, today, twelve years ago. It’s been a pleasure guiding you through life, and helping you make decisions. You’re mature, sensitive, caring, compassionate and understanding.  Above all, you’re a great human and you have a heart of pure gold. That’s something I look for in people. Thanks for always being there for me, no matter what. You’ve helped me solve my problems, but above all, you stood beside me while I battled my fears. You’ve seen me transform as an individual. Thanks for not judging me for the silly things I do, like most people would. I’m the luckiest elder brother in the world- I’ve had the honour of growing up with you.

I was just three years old, when you were born. One of the happiest moments of my life is when I stood by your cradle, and looked at you, for the first time. I liked how those tiny hands would tightly hold onto my finger, how that toothless grin would make everything seem so different. I didn’t know what the responsibilities of being an elder brother were back then, but now I do. I didn’t want to leave the hospital, till I could take you home with me. I refused to budge.

There are so many distinct memories we have made together, in the last twelve years. Drawing on the walls, doing silly things to make each other laugh, and trying to invent our own language. There are some memories, that have faded with time. That does not make me upset or sad, because I know that we have so many more memories to make. As your elder brother, I’ve played three roles- a brother, a best-friend, and also, a parent. I’m glad Mum and Dad have taught me to be responsible, caring and loving.

When we were younger, I wanted you to grow up as quickly as you could. It was a little boring, I must admit, watching a two year old do nothing but cry, sleep, eat and try to talk. But now, twelve years later, I don’t want you to grow up! I want you to go back to the innocent two year old, who would try to say my name, but would always mess up. I long to hear that childish laugh echoing in the house, each time I’d tickle you. Your presence sensitised me, and made me more caring than I was. I realised that I was a ‘BIG Brother’, and that I must diligently carry out my duties.

When you came to first grade, I realised that my scope of responsibilities had widened. During recess at school, I’d rush to your class, to make sure that you were okay. I guess that’s what being an elder brother is about- the privilege comes with responsibilities.

Thank you for making me a better person. I cannot imagine life without you- what would my three-year-old self be without you? Would my days be as interesting and fun-filled? Of course not. As you grew up, your friends changed- you met new people, and forgot your friends from elementary school. But we were best friends, and no matter how many new friends we made, we shared the closest bond. Thanks for not forgetting me 🙂 You make your presence felt, wherever you are. I’m so proud of you, and everything that you have accomplished. You are a gem, and deserve nothing but the best.

Watching home videos helps me relive the moments, and feel so thankful for everything. Do you remember that video of us singing our favourite song? That’s my favourite. One of the many things I admire about you is that you are so humble and selfless.

Thank you, for being you, and letting me be me. Words cannot express my love for you. I live in awe of your amazing personality and your genuineness. I love you more that the number of stars in the universe, the grains of sand on all the beaches in the world, and the water in all the oceans on the planet. Thanks for changing my life in unimaginable ways. I promise to always stand by you. I love you so so much. Happy birthday!

With love,
Dhruv.

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