Life was never dull or lonely growing up because I always had the best company in my siblings.
I remember the days when we played on the road together, had each other as company when we went out on family holidays, sitting on a blanket outside the car at the drive inn, hiding and watching movies while our parents slept, stealing litchi’s and eating it under the table (And getting caught).
I remember the arguments, the screaming, the fighting…. We grew up being arch enemies, getting each other into trouble, bailing each other out of trouble, we were partners in crime and best of friends… the ties became stronger when we got older and today I can safely say that I have the bests of friends in my siblings.
To have a relationship with a sibling is not simply to have a companion but to have someone who teaches us about fairness and support, thoughtfulness and compassion. Someone who helps you up, someone who knows how to push all your buttons yet loves you through all your faults and someone who will smack you over the head when you really deserve it.
We share common memories and secrets…. They know the real you!
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 grief’s and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
Always remember to forgive each other and forget the little arguments, because life without each other is like the dance without the music.
I cannot imagine my life without my siblings, and I hope that the affection, admiration and bond that we feel towards each other is an example to the two of you.
I pray that you both will continue to bond, love and respect each other in the years that follow.
Nobody can ever take the place of a sibling!!