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M.V.P. of My Life

“M.V.P. of My Life” is one of the outstanding stories of the first biannual International Short Story Contest 2018 written by Vedika Deshpande, Montgomery Elementary school, North Wales, USA.

M.V.P. of My Life

On a bright morning, my mom cheerfully told me, “We are going to the hospital today. The doctor is going to check if I have a baby in my tummy.” I was so excited! Unfortunately, we were going in the afternoon and I felt as if the day dragged on forever. Finally, I raced outside to my dad’s car and waited till we got to the hospital. As we walked down the aisle of the hospital, my heart pounded very fast. The answer was going to be that day. Soon after I heard the news that I was going to be blessed with a baby brother, I was jumping up and down with excitement. Now I have a little brother named Vedesh.

Vedesh is my favorite person in the world. I spread exciting stories of my brother like a wildfire. For example, when my mom goes to parent-teacher conference all the teachers know about Vedesh. I really appreciate Vedesh. I appreciate him because I waited for eight years. I begged my mom to have another baby because it was so boring being an only child. Next, I got all of the attention, which I didn’t like. Unfortunately, I still get all of the attention since I am the older one. Lastly, is that I felt as if everyone had a sibling. All of my friends had a sibling. It was just so annoying. The only thing that I wish was different is the age gap.

Even though my brother and I are eight years apart, I still have affection for him. My wish to finally have a sibling came true in third grade. These are the things I have learned so far. I have learnt that he has become my best friend, I will have someone to hangout with, he teaches me responsibility and patience, and I am sure that we will have each other’s back. Frustratingly, sometimes I have to take the blame for something I haven’t done, and I don’t always get to do things my way. In any case, if he’s bored and wants to play, he always comes to me. I am the COOL sister. It is relaxing, refreshing, and reenergizing to relive my olden days again with my brother.We make each other laugh, shout, jump, and race. Cheerful or grouchy, happy or sad, playful or upset, kissing or biting, hugging or pulling my hair, I LOVE him at the end of the day.

Despite all of the emotions he expresses on his innocent face, I adore him. A couple of years ago, I participated in a play and the theme was “human values.” I represented the value of love and I said, “Love is like a tree. Its branches are out to everyone in the world.” I am not sure if I understood what that meant at the time. When I think about Vedesh I am reminded about this statement I said about love during the play. I feel that we both are two branches of the same tree connected by love. I really wasn’t sure about this whole sibling thing but now I really love him. I can’t thank him enough for making my life so much more enjoyable and that is why I consider him the Most Valuable Person in my life.

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