I think that everyone has a cousin that felt more like a brother or sister...this is mine!
"Show Me Love"
Oh sweet girl, what you thought, what you perceived even if it was only your reality.
It certainly wasn't mine.
You thought somehow that you had wronged me...that maybe you hurt me,
that you had to repent of the pain that you thought you inflicted.
But what you don't know is that you've given me love
How I looked for and up to you.
How everytime I saw you, I knew that I was safe with you you.
Safe in the way that a younger brother could love his older sister.
You didn't know that my heart beat with pride when we walked to the store,
or to the avenue,
or the library.
...on sunny days or when it rained.
And I loved you.
You didn't know that the poor memories you gave me were all good.
You made me laugh and you showed me love.
You weren't any different than the average sister.
And the part that you don't know is that for those times,
You were mine.
Love you Family!
~ J.L. Whitehead
Written Friday, December 17, 2010