On the day you were born, I knew right then,
That you would be beside me through thick and thin.
A little baby sister, to have as my own,
How lucky I was to have a best friend who also shared my home.
At five years old I was given a task,
To watch over and protect you, even when not asked.
When we were little, I thought it was me who was strong,
But as we grew older, I realized I had it wrong all along.
As your big sister, I always thought you needed me,
But after losing you I have been reminded that I was only strong because you taught me to be.
Since you’ve gone away,
I’ve feel like I’ve lost all purpose for my days.
But I have decided that I must continue carrying out my task down here,
Because I am still your big sister even if you are not near.
I’m sure you are safe in His mansion in the sky,
I guess maybe our roles have shifted, maybe the one who needs protecting now is I.
So to you my sweet sister I am making a vow,
I promise to remain strong even on days that I don’t know how.
As your big sister, I should be watching over you,
But now that you’re with our Father, there’s not much protecting I can do.
So if you don’t mind, I have a favor to ask,
Will you please take over my task?
It seems kind of backwards that my baby sister should be strong now for me,
But then I remember that I was only strong because you taught me to be.