Sending my love

On the eve of Rakshabandhan I cannot help but miss my dearest brother as he is away from all of us in a different country trying to carve a niche for himself. This post is specially dedicated to him, just to let him know what he means to me. I know most of the times it is all understood, but sometimes it just needs to be told and expressed.

My dearest Bodyguard Bhai,

Before you were born I was not willing to accept a third person to share all my things including Mamma's undivided attention. But the moment I saw you I changed my mind. You were so cute and adorable with your brown melting eyes and a dimpled smile. I became your undisclosed bodyguard since that day. I would follow you everywhere you went just to be sure that you are safe. I remember even fighting with people when they ill-treated you.

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Gradually as we grew up there came a time in our lives where we simply could not stand each other. You know today when I look back I wonder what made me feel like that. During those few years we fought like crazy for everything and anything. I was growing up to be a teenager and had different thoughts. You were not able to take the changes your 'Sissy' was going through. I found you stupid and irritating and you found me to arrogant and dumb. I believed things could never be good between us ever again. 

God had maybe decided to remind both of us what we are for each other. He wanted to show us that there is still an invisible umbilical cord which ties both of us together. He parted us.Though in the beginning I didn't realise it, but gradually the realisation dawned on me that perhaps I had lost you forever. That bond which we had , had vanished. It could not be recreated again. I had lost my brother. But here again God decided to surpise me by sending me back. And surprises of all surprises our bond grew more stronger than before.It was as if that gap never existed between us.

The last couple of years we spent together before you left for abroad were perhaps the best years of my life. Those impromptu parties, the dinners, the exploring of new places, those long drives, those midnight birthday celebrations, surprise gifts, pillow fights, teasing, bickering, stupid jokes..... Oh I miss all of them so much! 

You always asked me why I never had a best friend bhai, today I will tell you the answer. It was because with you by my side I never needed one. You taught me in true sense that Two is a company, always!

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You did not teach me what to do but your led your life as an example asking me to follow. I had almost lost you twice and that is when I realized how strongly connected we are. My heart shudders every time I think of both those instances...never ever again do I want to experience that again.

Till the time you were young I was fiercely protective about you like a mother and now I enjoy the way the roles have been reversed as you play the role of a mother to me. I love the way you patiently listen to all my problems and dole out advices like an agony aunt. I feel proud to see my little brother become so big that he can manage things all by himself not only for him but for all of us as well.

Like the greeting card which I bought for you says;

You have been the single flame of light that has inspired me always!

I truly mean this bhai. And I just want you to know you are terribly missed. Sad moments are more sad without you [ and your stupid jokes!!] and happy moments are less happy without your cackling laughter resounding in the entire house.
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Waiting for those golden days to be back when we all would be together again celebrating the good old times!

This Rakshabandhan just want to let you- we all are very proud of you and you are truly missed, loved, cherished and cared for. Though I send you rakhi every year I miss the pleasure of tying it on your hands and getting a chance to pull your cheeks whilst doing that!! As per the tradition though I am supposed to ask for a gift from you, but this year I want to give you a special gift ~ A promise to be there for you always, no matter what. 

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*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Happy Rakhi~ *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Loads of love, hugs and kisses,

Your silly sister


P.S. This post is written for That Tuesday Thingy, an *IndiBlogeshwaris* initiative.

Comments

  1. Such a cute message.Even my brother is away this time. I have ordered him a surprise which will be delivered tomorrow evening!

    I'm sure your brother knows how much you miss him! :) God Bless you both

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    1. :o)

      How sweet, I am sure your brother will love it!!

      Thank you so much for all your wishes...!

      Wishing you and your brother loads of happiness and success always.

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  2. aaah, tht's really sweet gal; I never had a bro but I can understand the bond between this special relationship - my daughter & son aged 8 & 3 are in this phase of love-hate relationship. I wish you and your bro all happiness , love n peace

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    1. Love & Hate relationship! Wow that suits it perfectly... but it does not take much time to change that to love and only love....<3

      Personal experience you see :P

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  3. Brothers are really special aren't they? I too have a younger brother and could relate well to this post...Happy Rakshabandan and wishing you siblings a lot of happiness :)

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    1. Undoubtedly Brothers are tooo cute and adorable!

      Wishing you too loads of happiness and love to surround you always!

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  4. Your bro will really be ecstatic to read this message. Happy rakhi :)

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    1. Oh yes... I hope he does.

      Happy Rakhi to you too :o)

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  5. Hi dear.. It really touched my heart. Me have a brother too.. He is the younger brother for we 3 sisters.Nowadays, me and he is having such a bad time..We don't speak much..actually very little bit conversations. I really miss him a lot.He is not like this with my sisters. That makes me more sad. I really want him back..But, he refuses everything from me.

    Sikha

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    1. I can understand what you must be feeling right now. Read your post..it is very touching. I am sure before you get married things will be fine between you two. Your letter will surely make him listen to your unspoken words which probably were going unheard till now.

      Take care..

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  6. Dear Me,
    Any brother would love to have s sister like you. Never stop loving him for he will always love you in return.

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    1. Hello Andy,

      Thanks so much for such a lovely comment. I am grinning ear to ear after reading that :D

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  7. Reading this made me go all 'awwwwwww'! :)
    Me, this is absolutely wonderful. I'm sure your brother would be so happy to read this! :)
    I have no brothers of my own and my two closest cousins are abroad. I absolutely miss tying a Rakhi and DEMANDING (!) for money and gifts. I miss standing on my toes to keep teekha (one bro is 6'7" and other s 6'1" and I'm only 5'3") for them! I miss their presence and eating paani puri together, cause I hate sweets!!! *Yes, we're a CRAZY family!* :D
    Happy Raksha Bandhan to all the brothers and sisters out there! :)

    Hugs!

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    1. Thankssss Aaekay.. I guess the relationship of a brother and sister is like that. One moment it makes you like a responsible sister and the second moment they make you feel all gooey like a small child. I also miss all the things you highlighted :)

      You really do have a cute and adorable family that celebrates happiness with a khatti meethi thing like paani puri.

      HUGSSS!!

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  8. @ Me's Bodyguard Brother

    Thanks for it. Its really good. :) I am not too far off, around 14 hours away by Flight ! Happy Rakshabandhan.

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    1. Thanks bro...you are most welcome to come down ASAP!!

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  9. I'm visiting from Andy's blog. What a beautiful letter. A bond between siblings is stronger than any other and will last for eternity. God bless you and your brother and may He keep him safe in all his endeavors.

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    1. Welcome here Mary Hudak Collins,

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment and touching wishes!

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  10. aww!! don't know whether I'll miss my brother as much as u do, if he'd be ever miles away.
    but yes i do love him n value him more when he's not around.

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    1. <3

      Awwww Sugar, brothers are truly adorable. Tough sometimes they do tend to be a pain in the neck ;)

      But yes they are always missed, cared for and truly loved always!!

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  11. i really loved this one ...i hv no sister but have a rakhi sis from college times...i was abroad for 15 odd years ...she was the only one who would send rakhis (wrong addresses but used to reach in time always ..funny u know) , would call me up...even hen i am back..i hardly call her ...my wife does that part more...but she never minds and always calls ..someone else would feel hurt n disappear but she wont ...never misses any imp day ..mines or my families...more than some blodd relative ...

    god bless u

    cheers harpreet

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    1. Wow that is so sweet and touching to read. In today's times such relationships are hard to find. I must say you are really lucky!!

      Touchwood :)

      Thank you so much Harpreet for being here and all your wishes too!

      Hope to see you here more often!

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  12. Such a sweet post. My dear Bodyguard Bhai. It's so beautiful reading about your memories about the lovely relationship revived every year on Raksha Bandhan. I envisioned the lost times while reading the post. I simple adore my little bro. Thanks for sharing dear take care !

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    1. Wow ...I am glad my post could do that for you...thank you so much for such a beautiful comment and being here today :)

      Hope to see you more often!

      You too take care and have loads of fun with you little bro <3

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  13. Loved your post...i always wanted a sister by my side...though i never had any...

    loved the strong bond that you have with your brother and am Cris crossing my finger again...that both of you share the same bond all your life...!!!

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    1. Awwww how cute... Touchwood for that bond that I share with my brother!!

      Thank you so much - Amen to your words :)

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  14. What a beautiful tribute to your brother :)

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