To My “Big Sister” Beyonce`:
When Destiny’s Child’s 1st single, “No, No, No” was released, I was 12 years old. Mesmerized, I thought “if that’s what 16 looks like, let me hurry up and get there.” Ever since then, Destiny’s Child was the standard of how I should look and behave within the next four years of my life. Some parents might have been concerned about their child having that type of mentality about public figures, but mine didn’t because I picked up on nothing but positive things-- to carry myself with poise and elegance and know that I am a capable, beautiful, intelligent, resilient and powerful force to be reckoned with and I should never expect less than the best from and for myself. I’ve learned so much from you and the ladies of Destiny’s Child, it’s almost like you all are my “big sisters”; right there leading the way and advising me of what’s ahead. And like a little sister, I squirm when I hear you talk about sex (I still can’t listen to “T-Shirt” from Destiny Fulfilled lol) and feel very protective when I hear about your romantic relationships.
Beyonce`, as I’ve watched you mature as a person and artist, I’ve matured, and even though I’m an adult, you are STILL my hero. Sometimes it brings tears to my eyes to watch you perform these days; I have such vivid memories of the young lady you were years ago, it’s awe-inspiring to behold your development. The precious 16 year old on a swing in the “No, No, No” video is all grown up. I’m so proud of all that you’ve achieved and I’m happy to hear about your pregnancy. Congratulations. “BeeBee,” as I like to call you, is having a baby :) As you go into this next phase of your life, I hope that you will continue to share your experiences and life lessons with me and all of your other “little sisters.”
Love You Sis,