Siblings…you got to love them. Who else is there to remind you that you’re not mom’s favorite. Or that you had it waaaay easier as a kid than they did. Or that you were born as a result of a faulty contraceptive. No one’s there to do it. Except for those people who come from the same exact DNA as you.
Your brothers and sisters are to be appreciated. Because no one else on earth shares that connection with you. All those attributes (good and bad) that you possess, are also running through their veins. All those oddities that arise in every family behind closed doors gives you and your siblings a special bond that is timeless and unbreakable.
In a blink of an eye. Those siblings of yours can drive you nuts! And, then two minutes later you are once again reminded that you ‘re blood, and that you both have the same crazy parents…(just kidding mom and dad, you know I love ya!!)
I am the youngest of four kids. Two older brothers. And an older sister. They are much older than me. In fact, my oldest brother is 98. Juuust kidding. He’s 76. Ha! (he’s actually in his late 40s)
When you are much younger than your siblings, you tend to look at them as parental figures. So, growing up, I had 5 parents to make proud. And, I took that job very seriously. All I wanted from them was attention and approval. And, during the holidays, the highlight was watching them come through the front door after being away for months at college.
Each of my siblings has taught me valuable life lessons.
My oldest brother has instilled in me the importance of taking responsibility for your actions, and the role family should play in your life. And how you can achieve things in life if you put your heart and soul into it.
My other brother has shown me what it is to truly live in the moment, and how important it is to live life to the fullest and enjoy every aspect of it. And that generosity is always a good thing.
And my sister…she has shown me how to maintain strength and dignity no matter what life throws at you. She has also shown me that it ain’t easy for a girl growing up with three brothers who would steal the food right off your dinner plate!
Love you guys!