Wednesday, April 10, 2019

It's National Siblings Day

It's National Siblings Day and I have two - a brother and a sister that I adore and respect. The founder of this special day chose April 10 because it was the birthday of her late sister. That made me ponder the loss of my own brother or sister. My life would be forever changed and my heart forever broken. These two people enrich my life like no others.

My older sister (I call her sis - she was sissy when I was younger and it just feels strange to call her by her name, still) is my best friend, my confidant, my adventure buddy and the person I turn to first. She has been there for me through so many life changes. We have a bond that is so tight, it's actually painful when we argue. Thankfully our relationship takes a front seat to any disagreement and we always move forward. Thank you sis for being who you are.

My little brother (although not so little - well over 6 feet tall) Mike is a blessing. He is so smart he's the one we all turn to for answers to technical questions or science inquiries. He is a generous, compassionate man that cares about all the people around him and sometimes gives too much - there have been those that take advantage. But to him, that doesn't matter. That he was able to help someone, even in a small way, is what is important. He is the kind of man that makes the world a better place. Thank you Mike for the joy you give me.

So today, tell your siblings why they matter. If you are on the outs, consider extending a bridge. There is no friend like a brother or sister.

I love you sis and Mike.