Heard on the news this morning that today is National Siblings Day. Evidently it’s been around for 14 years. I never knew. On Squidoo, it’s listed under Wacky April Holidays. Wacky? Even though it’s not a well-etablished, gift-giving holiday like Mother’s Day or Father’s day, it is a trending topic on Twitter today (how do you like that little bit of ‘T’ alliteration?).
For those of us that have brothers and sisters, sibling rivalry is a given; heck, it’s expected to a certain extent. But when you stop and think about it, apart from a tragic accident or illness, our siblings will probably be the longest relationship we have in our lives. Many times they’re literally cradle to the grave relationships that outlasts all others. We have the same blood coursing through our veins and because of this, for better or worse, we’re bonded to each other for life.
So, in honor of National Siblings Day, I thought I’d share a little bit about my little sister. We’re four years apart in age and 150 miles apart in distance. We both have two daughters, but she’s still in the throws of teenage angst and turmoil. I keep telling her this too shall pass, but I’m not sure she totally believes me. Because of our age difference, we were never really close growing up. We’re trying to remedy that problem now as best we can 150 miles apart.
And here are a couple pics of other siblings worth mentioning today.
To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
Happy National Siblings Day!