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You're perfect as YOU,
With love and loyalty,
Mackenzie, Never forget the blessing and joy you have in your sister. Your love for each other will last you both a lifetime. My love always, Grandma
Mackenzie, my name is
Princess Elsa. I'm as royal as can be. If the words look neat and purple, then they belong to me.
Hey Mackenzie! IĂ•m her little sister,
Annaâ€”I like color, noise, and shine. When the words are pink and crowded, you can tell that they are mine.
Mackenzie, when we were little, we were close as we could be.
I was happy she was Anna. She was thrilled that I was me.
Till I had to hide my magic, and our closeness had to end.
You understand, don't you, Mackenzie?
I was still her older sister, but I couldn't be her friend.
I followed her around the house
and chattered like a bird.
I tried my best to please her, but she never said a word.
Mackenzie, thatﾃ不 when I started dreaming about how my life would be . . . if I ever had a chance to have a sister more like me.
I considered it my job to do what needed to be done. She was always and forever finding ways to have more fun. There were times she made me crazy, though I tried to let her beâ€” as I wondered why I couldn't have a sister more like me.
ould c e , h sh I wis stand me r unde kenzie. Mac
Mackenzie, I wish Elsa wan ted to have fun like me.
While I galloped on my pony in the wind and rain and sun, she was cooped up in the studyĂ‘ and she thought that it was fun! IĂ•d have loved to have a playmate who would join me up a tree. I would have, if I could have had a sister more like me.
And Iâ€™d have loved to have a friend who knew geometryâ€” I would have, if I could have had a sister more like me.
She needed peace and quiet.
I was Princess Meet-and-Greet.
e Think of all th have, fun we could Mackenzie!
Her room was an explosion!
Mine was always clean and neat.
She was elegant and proper, and she loved a fancy tea,
while I preferred a bright and breezy picnic by the sea. Breathe it in, Mackenzie!
I mean, really, Macken zie, she's alw ays runn ing somepla ce!
She didn't seem to care a bit about the way she dressed. It was important, as a princess, that I look my best.
She was the picture of perfection, every day, no matter what. I tried to understand her, but the door was always shut.
Then one day I was so dazzled when I saw what she could be. And I wondered, Mackenzie . . . did I really want a sister more like me?
She showed me that she loved me, and I suddenly felt freeâ€” and truly glad I didn't have a sister more like me.
Ma I reall ckenzie, w hat y ne her an eded was to lov d to k e now t h a t she loved me!
She always did her duty, and she always used her head. She always listened to her heart and followed where it led.
IĂ•m very glad I havenĂ•t had a sister more like me. With her around, without a doubt, I see things differently.
I was prickly as an urchin.
I was stubborn as a mule! Now we try to work togetherĂ‘
it's our Sister Golden Rule.
Different is good, Mackenzie! Just look at me, Iâ€™m a snowman that loves summer!
She is bold and fearless, and she has a loving heart.
She is poised and graceful, and so wonderfully smart.
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But even more important, Mackenzie—we are happy we are
And plus YOU, that makes us THREE!
© 2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. Written by Barbara Jean Hicks Illustrated by Brittney Lee
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