National Sibling Day?!!?!? Who knew?? Not me! I had no idea there even was such a day, but after seeing numerous posts about it on Facebook this afternoon, I looked it up and found out that it is not really something new! It began in 1998 with the hope of becoming synonymous with Mothers and Fathers Day. Now, it is celebrated every year on April 10th.
I have three siblings, Two brothers and a sister. I come second in birth order. There is a ten year span between our ages. We are all pretty close and we all live less than ten miles from one another. We find ourselves doing things together all of the time. Family dinner is a regular thing for us. We all meet up with my dad and my 98 year old grandma at least once a week for dinner. We support one another and go out of our way to do things for each other. I am sure this is no different than most siblings – we are just fortunate to all live so close. Our own children are getting the chance to grow up with their cousins.
I am not saying our relationship is always perfect! Far from it. We still argue like we were kids but we all know, that in the end, we are there for each other no matter what.
Sadly, this day falls on the anniversary of the day my sister-in-law died. We consider our in-laws our siblings. They just merged right into our family. Today is a really hard day for everyone, but especially for Tim. I am sure that he knows that he has the support of his siblings though. That is what we do.