Brothers and Sisters….
I am remembering the day we tied them together at the ankle for awhile. I had read it in a parenting book. Jim and I could not help but laugh as they had to figure out how to get along. Normally they did but that day long ago…we parents had had enough! Their younger brother escaped this particular event. He is 4 years younger and didn’t qualify as a preteen irritant yet.
The bond between this brother and sister is strong.
Can you tell?
Only I can mess with one of us, and if you try, you will have me to deal with. If you have kids and you have not seen this in action, someday your heart will thrill with the protective love bond they form. The brother and sister who were there for each other during college and for a few years after while mom and dad traipsed the globe with their work. Loyalty does not always come easily. The trust can be broken but healed after time. But the love and wanting the best for each one in our family continues. It is not a blind trust but one that is dependable. Being there for each other is proven even though there have been some rough spots between the siblings.
I know I can count on them for their younger sisters, always!
As their mom, I can only hope the loyalty and being able to trust that each one will be there for them through the years as they form new family bonds through marriage and with children.
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