Mi hermanita

Mi hermanita, así hablaré siempre de ti. Te he visto crecer de cerca y de lejos al mismo tiempo. He aprendido más lecciones de vida de ti de lo que he intentado enseñarte. ¡Feliz cumpleaños!

Hemos peleado de pequeños. Hemos tenido tantos desacuerdos de jóvenes. Hemos crecido en el mismo hogar pero hemos tenido distintos círculos fuera de casa. Hemos sufrido juntos, pero nos hemos tomado de las manos y de los brazos con lágrimas para superarlo todo (con nuestros otros tres hermanos favoritos).

Hemos hecho deporte en los mismo patios, hemos hecho música en las mismas orquestas, hemos trabajado en la misma oficina, hemos actuado, cantado, danzado en las mismas presentaciones, hemos adorado al mismo Dios en la misma iglesia. Cuando crecíamos tenía miedo que no pudieras encontrar tu camino en la vida. Hasta que un día supe que Dios lo tenía todo en Sus manos y no tuve que preocuparme más.

He visto todos tus cambios de look. Y también hay muchas cosas que no he visto. Cosas que has aprendido tú sola. Ahora veo el resultado de tus aprendizajes en tus palabras, tu actitud, tu coraje, tu determinación y tu liderazgo.

Y si la tristeza toca la puerta de tu corazón, dile que no hay espacio, ¿ya? Te amo.


My little sister, that is how I will always refer to you. I saw you growing up from close and from far at the same time. I have learnt more from you that I could have tried to teach you. Happy Birthday!

We have fought when kids. We have disagreed so many times when young. We have grown in the same home but had different circles outside. We have suffered together, and we held hands and hugged with tears on our eyes ready to overcome it all (right next to our other three favorite siblings).

We did sports in the same backyard, we did music in the same orchestras, we worked in the same office, we have done sketches, dances and sang in the same presentations, we have worshiped the same God in the same church. As we grew up I was afraid you would not find your way in life. Then one day I knew God had it all covered and there was no need to worry anymore.

I have seen all your hair styles. Though there are lots of things I have not seen. Things you have learnt on your own. Today I see the results of your learnings in your words, your attitude, your courage, your determination and your leadership.

Please, if sadness knocks on your heart, tell her there is no room, okay? I love you.

(There’s 8 hours difference between Romania and Peru. You still have to wait 8 hours)


Published by Esteban Quevedo

I am a full-time observer. I enjoy reading while having a cup of coffee. I am an amateur runner. I love listening to silence and most of all: getting lost in time.

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