Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Happy National Siblings Day

Happy National Siblings Day, especially to my sisters, without whom I would not be the person I am today.  

I don't think there's anyone else in the world who can ever know a person like his or her siblings do; there is a shared history from events woven through the fabric of our lives, full of memories, tears, adventures, laughter, trust, support, and love, a tapestry of snapshots from the past and the present that results into a truly unique bond.

During the time that our dad was sick and since his death, I have felt like my sisters were the only ones on the planet who felt even close to the same way I do. We had different types of relationships with him and we are different people, but we love each other as fiercely as we loved him. 

We've taken turns falling apart and worrying about the others, but we have always operated as a unit.  I know that when nobody else can understand what I am feeling or why I am doing whatever it is  I am doing - crying, ranting, hurting - they will.  

I also know without a doubt that without both of them, I would not have made it through any of what happened as we have struggled to make it through the most difficult time in our lives, at least not in the same way that I did. 

They regularly support me, entertain me, give me things to look forward to, and keep me grounded, and I am thankful every single day to have them in my life.

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