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Sibling Letters

Sibling Letters

Here are some letters from younger siblings bidding their senior brothers and sisters farewell.

 

 

Seniors Grace and Emily Plaskett

Dear Grace,

Hello love! I am so glad to be your twin and to have experienced the first 18 years of my life with you by my side. I can’t wait until when you’re on Broadway, or singing for your choir students, or following your dreams no matter where they take you, and I can come visit you all the time and see you shine, because you’re the brightest star that I know.

It will be so hard not to be with you every day in college, because the only time we’ve spent in school so far has been with each other. I am so thankful for you, and for the times we’ve seen shows and smiled and traveled and laughed and cried and danced together. You mean the world to me.

Thank you for putting up with all of my puns and silly jokes. Thank you for teaching me that there really is “no day but today.” Thank you for encouraging me to do what I love, because you always do what you love and give everything your all. Thank you for being there for me, no matter what.

You might not realize it, but your laughter and smile light up every room you enter. I know you will accomplish so much in your life, and I’m so happy that I get to be your twin sister. Everything about you is simply marvelous. I can’t imagine what I will ever do without you. Even when I’m not with you next year, I will carry your joy and your presence in my heart, always. I love you dearly!

Your sister,

Emily

Dear Emily Plaskett,

You are the greatest twin sister anyone could ever ask for. Even though we don’t look alike, we do like some of the same things! We like to sing, dance, and bake. Also, we’ve been siblings all of this time! You have the kindest heart a person has to offer. I wouldn’t trade my last 17 years with you for the world. Going to college without you is going to be weird, but I know we’ll be fine because we’re only an hour away from each other! I truly believe that you are going to do amazing things and maybe you’ll even find the cure for cancer someday. That would be pretty cool. No matter what you do in your life, I know you’ll be successful because you always put your mind into whatever you do and you ALWAYS work hard, even if you don’t want to do something. All of this time studying for Stats, being in some classes together, and all of these pages of homework later, we made it. Together. I love you so much and can’t wait to see what great things you do next!!!

Love,

Grace Plaskett

 

Senior Doveleen Shergill and her 10 year old brother, Arjun Shergill

Dear Doveleen,

Doveleen I WILL MISS YOU. I will miss when we had all those car rides together. You are amazing and fun to be with. I will remeber all those times you screemed at me in basketball and football. You were the only person that came to my banquet. You are always on my side. I will miss you at collage and I hope you have fun and stay healthy. I will miss you see ya. 🙁

Love,

Arjun

 

Seniors Andrew and Anna Morozov

What’s good Andy,

I’m not going to lie, having you by my side throughout my entire Carmel Clay School career has been very impactful in terms of the trajectory of my life. Your existence is quite the blessing :). Because of you, I was and am still able to always have someone to go to for help in any given social, emotional, athletic, or academic situation due to the fact that you have always been able to relate to me and these situations. Not only was your help impactful, but I slowly grew to look up to you more and more every year. Your natural intelligence and resilient work ethic is something I have always been envious of and aspired to reach. You slowly progressed to being in the most rigorous programs in and out of the classroom by constantly finding ways to test your limits. Academically, you challenge yourself by enrolling in almost all full-weight courses every year. Athletically, you willingly participate in, hands down, the most physically and mentally demanding sport in the history of sports, swimming, and have worked to being good enough to be a member of arguably the most competitive swim club/group in the nation. And despite any shortcomings faced in these programs, you held your head high, always remained positive, and worked through the problem. Thank you for your consistency in my life and showing me the ways of becoming a successful individual.

I would say I’m going to miss you next year, but fortunately we won’t be too far away at all. You’ll just be a couple streets over from me in West Lafayette (Boiler Up!). Though I won’t see you as often as I may like, you’ll just be a bus ride away :).

So for the times we aren’t together, do not let anyone or thing put a damper on your hardworking, charismatic, and kind heart in college (even though I know nothing ever will).

Love,

Yo twin sis

 

To my dear twin Anna Morozov,

Can’t believe the time has come to pack our things and move off to college. Luckily, we won’t be so far away from each other since we’re both going to Purdue, which is a blessing, but we’re not gonna be able to see each other nearly as much as we do now since we’re both gonna be busy doing our own things and setting up our own lives for the future. Most people I’ve talked to think that it’s going to be annoying having my twin sister going to the same school as me, but I think it’s gonna be great having someone whose been by my side and my partner in crime since birth take on with me something as intimidating and as stressful as college. Get ready, because in college, there are no second chances. It is gonna be so much harder than any workout you’ve ever taken on and any race you’ve ever won. Just like running, you gotta stay focused on the outcome. Don’t ever lose sight of what you’re fighting for. It’s gonna be the hardest challenge of your life, but I know you’re gonna do great things there. You are honestly the toughest person I’ve ever met. You didn’t let anyone stop you from running in one of the top program in the country and worked your butt off to get in the school you wanted. You put so much effort in the little things in life and you’re always willing to help out someone in need. It’s amazing, especially after a hard practice when I’m too lazy to make dinner and you make it for me. Seriously, though, you’ve done some pretty incredible things in your life, so much keep that ball rolling and keep doing you. Don’t ever lose sight of who you are and get ready for the hardest test of our life. But for real, we got this. Can’t wait to take on Purdue with you. BOILER UP!

Your older and cooler twin, Andrew Morozov

 

Seniors Sammie and Alexis Waples

To my twin sister: Alexis Jordan Waples,

Ever since day -251 we’ve been bonded in a way that nobody else was or ever will be. I’d love to say that the journey has been easy baby sis, but I would very much be lying if I did.

As twins, we’ve been forced to share things since we were just 6.8 and 7.2 lbs (toys, secrets, DNA, rooms, cars, etc.), and we have definitely had our fair share of fighting that came with it.

But I’ve just realized that next year will change all of that. The only thing we will have left to share starting in the fall of 2018 is our genetic makeup. We have been together since we were just a cell that split, and next year marks the point in our lives where we will have to say goodbye. I mean sure, we will see eachother at holidays and such, but never again will we be under the same roof as we have been for the past 18 years. And the day we say goodbye is not a day I’m prepared to think about at the moment. Nonetheless, I hope you show everyone the Alex I know at IU because she’s pretty special, and here are a list of things about her that everyone needs to see:

  1. She takes absolutely no garbage from people and she lets them know that right off the bat.
  2. She makes people laugh when they are down.
  3. She shows up all the boys in the gym, and I expect no less from her at IU.
  4. She gets super competitive and it’s a little bit scary, but I like it.
  5. She’s extremely intelligent and she should take full advantage of that.
  6. She’s like a pitbull where she can be fierce but also cuddly.
  7. Everything else (except your badittude leave that at home).

I am so excited to see the amazing things you do in your life starting next year, and although we won’t be together, there is no distance that can make me love you less.

XOXO – Sam

Sammie Jo-

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me if I liked being a twin, I would be able to pay for both of our college tuitions. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, so sorry parents it looks like you’ll have to figure that one out on your own. At any rate, I was asked this question for the millionth time the other day, and I decided to actually think about how being a twin over the past 18 years has really been.

Sure, there was that time I accidentally stole all of the red blood cells in the womb. There was also that time we spent an hour arguing whether or not the flying creature in our house was a bat or a bird (without actually notifying anyone that it was there). I’ll cherish the numerous visits to the hospital where we had to get our rabies vaccines (happened in a different incident with bats). I’m gonna miss our 5 minute conversations at the end of the day, since that’s the only time we ever see each other anymore.

I usually tell people that being a twin is just like having a regular sibling, but it’s a little more than that. It’s like having a best friend by your side every step of the way. We have been together through every moment of our crazy lives, and now that college is here, I’m realizing that this will be the first time that we won’t get to come home to the same place. We won’t be able to sit down and talk about our days anymore. We’re starting our separate lives. This being said, instead of reflecting on how sad this will be and how much I’m gonna miss you, I want to give you some words of advice.

Be your own person. Don’t let others dictate how you act. Think about how you would respond and not how your friends want you to respond. Also, be genuine in everything you do. Figure out your passion and stick to it. If you really love something, commit yourself to that and do your best. Most importantly, don’t forget to have fun and enjoy yourself. Life is too short to be stressed about things out of your control. If you strive to be the best version of yourself that you can be, I know you’ll do amazing things. Love you Sam Sam.

 

Senior Talha Ahmad and his 6 year old brother, Fazal Ahmad

Senior Min Hua Li and her brothers, sophomore Zhi Li and 28-year-old Sean Li

Hey sis,

You are a very unique individual, that once you set your mind to something, you’ll follow through with it with devotion. You always bring a smile to my face, like when you get all cheerful because you get to eat sweets suchs as the infamous macarons that you love. I’m going to be very lonely without you around. I’m really going to miss having such a great sister around the house next year.

Adieu, your lil bro Zhi

 

To me, you will always be my little sister, no matter how many more years pass or how far you are from home. You’re one of the few people I’ll continue watching over, praying for your well-being, success, and happiness. As the years have continued to pass with each season since you were born, I can still vividly recall going to the hospital for the first time, seeing the cute little bundle with puffy eyes. I also recall this certain someone having a cry that could send sonic waves throughout the house. As you continue on with your journey through life, be proud of who you are, all that you have and will accomplish, and for crying out loud – keep making waves.

Much love,

Your big bro, Sean

 

 

Seniors Lucy and Grace Buckhout

Dear Grace,

You are my best friend, every good memory I have we shared. It’s hard to imagine what college is going to be like without you next year. I am going to miss you so much more than I can put into words. You have always been there for me through every first day of school and it is hard to imagine being apart for one of the biggest. You have been my biggest supporter and my rock throughout high school and I can never thank you enough. You inspire me to be a better person because your happy energy and attitude is contagious. I don’t know what I am going to do next year without you, but I also know that distance will not impact how close we are. I am so excited for you and I know that Purdue is the right place for you. I can’t wait to see all that you will accomplish next year, I love you so much.

Love, Lucy

Dear Lucy,

I joke that the 5 minutes before you were born were the best 5 minutes of my life, but I think we both know that isn’t true. I can’t remember a time when you weren’t with me, there to share the experiences that have shaped my life. Growing up with you has been full of laughter, arguments, and the constant asking of “you guys are twins?”. I could not have asked for a more amazing sister, or a better twin. I can’t explain to you have much I love you and how much I appreciate you being there for me without fail. I admire your passion and the fact that you pursue your goals with all of your energy. You don’t give up, and you stand by your beliefs to the point where I think sometimes you do it just to spite people. You’ve been my safety net, the person that kept me from being nervous when we went into new situations because I knew you were going to be there with me. I don’t know what I’m going to do next year at college without you, but at least you won’t be able to steal my clothes anymore. I know you’re going to be amazing and successful in anything you do, and I want you to know that I’m going to be there for you, even though we’re going to colleges that are exactly 178.8 miles apart.

Love, Grace

 

 

Senior Lisa Pearsall and her brother, freshman Emanuel Pearsall

Dear Lisa,

I know we haven’t gotten along that great but I think I’m going to miss you when you leave for school. It’s going to be weird not having you around to bug me next year. Especially with all the attention from mom and dad. Enjoy college LiLi

Love,

Emanuel

 

Senior Kara Deady and her brother, sophomore Ryan Deady

To my sister,

First off, I would like to say how proud I am of you on going to IU and being on the IU track team. Obviously, I’m not going to say it to your face because, well, let’s be honest, that’s not what younger brothers do. I am going to miss you so much once you leave for college. Being an only child sounds extremely boring. You have taught me so much throughout our lives together and you have always pushed me to be better. You showed me so many valuable things without even knowing it. You showed me how to balance school and sports. You played three sports and still made it through high school with great grades. There are only so many people in this world who can pull that off. I hope all that hard work pays off and translates into an amazing few years at college. I am going to miss you and I wish you the best of luck at IU.

Love,

Ryan

 

Senior Julianna Kessilyas and her brother, sophomore Elias Kessilyas

Dear Julianna,

Although you annoy me sometimes, by sometimes, I mean all the time, I wish you nothing but the best for you in the future. Thank you for preparing me for highschool and helping me get past all the obstacles that I come across in my life. I also want to thank you for driving me everywhere for the past couple of years. I wouldn’t ask for a better older sister than you. The house will be much quieter without you here all the time, but I know you will be doing great things in college. I am so proud of you for getting to this major chapter in your life and going onto pursue your dream career. I love you and will miss you. Have fun in college!

Love, Elias ja boy

 

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