Today is National Siblings Day. First, and foremost, I would like to acknowledge my brother. There is no question in my mind that he played a large role in who I am today. He helped to make me stronger and wiser. In the same moment he could have my back and teach me to watch my own back. Like many relationships it was full of dynamic contradictions.
As adults we have settled into a rhythm. We are finding our roles and our purposes in life. And we get to support each other in the new roles we take on, like for motherhood for me.
My brother not only played a big role in the person I am today but he also picked a partner that has also taught me a lot. My sister-in-law is my role model for success. She manages so much between her job, family, and friends (all the while looking like a model) and seems to keep so organized too. While I am sure that it is a challenge, it provides a working model for me to continue to create opportunities for me to stay on top of my own to do list.
I'm grateful for my siblings today. I'm grateful for the person I am and the person I am working to become. I'm grateful for the role my siblings play in that both in the past and the present. I'm grateful to know that they are human but also use them as role models. I'm grateful to know that I have family and support. I'm grateful to get to see them both frequently. And I'm grateful for the ways they support me in my new role as a mom.
What traits do you admire about your siblings? How have they shaped who you are today?
May we remember where we came from and honor those who helped us be who we are today. Have a beautiful day!