“Sometimes I assume you must be as weak as I am, and you surprise me by being stronger than that. And sometimes I thnk you must be invincible because you’re my big brother and I’m surprised when you can be weak too.” he hesitated. “I hope that I don’t contribute to your anxiety”
“You don’t, honey. And even if you did? Even if you were a source of stress for me, I would accept it, and bear it gladly – because I love you, and you are worth the effort.”
You are worth the effort.