Over the last few weeks, I have had the chance to spend time with two of my siblings. Their visits have made me realize that I am lucky to have them in my life. I have two brothers and two sisters and although I live in a different city, we are all still very close.
It was wonderful to spend time with my siblings and to see that although each one of us is now married and has his/her own little family, we still love each other deeply. We look out for each other, we support each other and can count on each other. Although I don't phone my siblings every day or week, I know that I can count on them. I know that they will always be there for me, and they know that I will also be there for them if they need me.
I have to thank my parents for this. My parents taught us that siblings love is very important. They always helped my siblings and I to respect our differences. My parents always told us that siblings should always love, support and respect each other.
Now, it is my turn to help our children to recognize that they are lucky to have each other. It is very important that my two boys understand that the love that siblings share is very unique, a kind of unshakable love and support that cannot easily be matched.