A Letter To My Baby Sister Rae-Gene

“I love her ennuh mommy but jeez she annoying.”

To my smart, hilarious and incredible sister Rae,

You are one of my biggest responsibilities. Making sure I’m the best big sister I can be to you each and every day can be quite tedious work but I love it.

You have grown before my eyes into quite an astounding young woman, who is passionate and eager about life.

As we know, life has its challenges and I still make mistakes. However, I’ve learnt a few things along the way that I’d like to share with you in order to make your life a lot easier.


People in your life will always have a season and reason. No one is excluded from this, not even your family members, they too will die. People are going to break your heart and people will also make your life unforgettably amasing.

Cherish the moments you spend with others, learn as much as you can from everyone you meet and always be respectful.


Whether it be from the Bank of Mommy or the money you receive in a birthday card, always, always give your money purpose. If not, other things will spend your money for you.

Remember to always have your ‘get vex money‘ and don’t keep all your money in one pocket. Save wide, spend out your savings and save money here, there and under your mattress.

Sex, Drugs & Parties

You’re in that stage of your life where you now want to party and explore your sexuality, and just as with anything, I say safety first.

Always have sex with a condom, don’t chase a lover who doesn’t want you back and remember that you’re responsible for your own orgasms.

Avoid drugs and always drink responsibly.

While at parties, use the buddy system and always have a plan as to how you’re getting home.


We’ll always be here for you, in your struggles and in your proudest moments. Always here to support you, love you and make you laugh. You can always depend on us.

With that said, don’t be afraid to call on us for advice and help. We’ll always be here for you.


Live life spontaneously, soak up the joys of life with the people who truly matter.

Continue to love as deeply as you do. Continue to write poetry and be the sassy outspoken person that you are.

I love you my little chicken! I will always be on your side and I promise to be the best big sister I could possibly be to you.

Loving you unconditionally, your big sister,

Shen Holmes

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