Reflecting on the sibling relationship

26 03 2011

In so many ways, I am very close to my siblings. For as long as I can remember, we have shared our lives and joys and sadnesses and frustrations with each other. But now, as we grow older, a lot has changed, and continues to change. I was once told to treasure my siblings, because they would be all that would be left once our parents had passed on, and I have always held that admonition close to my heart.

Now, as my siblings grow in their own ways, my brother in particular, it is sometimes hard to let go. They say that we live, and we learn, and nowhere is this more true than in the sibling relationship.

My hope is that I learn to appreciate before I forget to do so.

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