Be a good sister,

and know that you may not always be

the only child in our universe.

Know that we’re your earth—

providing sustainability and stability,

until you take off for worlds unknown,

light years removed from the ones we knew

when we were your age.


Always remember that long after we’re gone,

your sibling will be the one with whom you can share

your childhood memories…

for whereas you may see the big picture,

your sibling will be there with the details.

You are the coloring book,

your sibling,

the colors.

Know that sometimes your sibling may color outside the lines,

that sometimes you may redraw those lines,

but memories made are the best when remembered

and shared.


When we’ve passed through this life,

it will be your sibling who will share the embarrassing moments

with your loved ones;

it will be your sibling,

perhaps above all others,

who will humanize you in the eyes of your children—

who will make them see that you once were

as they are now,

but you will always be as the universe:



What is GetConnectDAD?

@GetConnectDAD is an international project focused on One goal:  More ConnectDAD families.   We are 150 writers from around the world, focused on 52 Traits we want in our children.

The GetConnectDAD team would like to challenge every parent to:

  • Devote 1 Extra Hour of Time each week to your kids (uninterrupted)
  • Read 1 story or have 1 story read to you by your child this week (assuming they aren’t 16)
  • Take 1 Walk outside with your partner and kids
  • Take 1 moment to say “I love you” to your kids
  • Hug your kid(s) 1 time this week
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