On this Rakshabandhan, this sister shares a beautiful post on how her brother stood against the family to turn her into an independent and strong woman. Our Indian society needs more and more brother like him.
Dear Brother (from another mother),
As I was going through some old pictures, I came across something very special that you gifted me on Rakshabandhan with the caption ‘WORLD’S BEST SISTER.’
The love in that picture took me down to the memory lane and made me remember the times when I was too small to understand our bond. We were best friends but we didn’t know it. Times when you made me laugh so much that it used to pain, and we had the best times of our lives.
Though society might have labeled you as my cousin and not as my brother, I want to let you know that you always made me feel like your own baby sister.
If my childhood was a puzzle, you were there in each and every piece of it.
In the country, where women from their birth are taught to stay silent, you always pushed me to find my voice.
In our society, where women are punished for taking their stand, you taught me how to stand for myself when no one does.
In the culture, where women are told to stay locked in the doors, you fought for me with my parents to make sure that no one clipped my wings.
In our society, where women are treated as curse, you treated me like your superstar. You pampered me at every moment of my life.
You made me believe that society may put restrictions on me because I am a girl, but I need to turn back and show them that I am a lioness.
You supported me during the times when others didn’t understand what I was going through. When I was heading towards my puberty, you were the one who supported me at every step. It was because of you, I was able to handle my mood swings and was able to ace through one of the toughest time while growing up.
Unlike others, you never judged me because of my choices. Rather you stood for me when I wasn’t even able to stand for myself.
You always pushed me to be my better self.
You encouraged me to try new things and enjoy my life to the fullest without any fear. Do you remember that rafting session that I was so scared of?
Thanks for giving me the courage and showing me how to stand for myself!
Thanks for making me believe in myself!
And, thanks for turning a docile girl into a strong independent woman.
And thanks for offering your shoulders every time I had a heartbreak! Your shoulders did make these heartbreaks less painful!
BHAIYA, You were my first friend, my first partner in crime and most importantly, my mentor!
Now, as you’re occupied with your work, I crave for your presence at every family function. I miss our late night chat sessions!
I miss those movies that we watched together but never made up to its end and started with a fight instead.
I miss the way you used to pull my hair and I started crying out.
I miss overeating with you at night.
I miss each and everything we used to do together.
I miss you, Bhai!
I hope you’ll be able to make up for this year’s Rakshabandhan and won’t let me feel empty and lonely.
I love you to the moon and back brother!
Your favorite sister
(from another mother)!❤️