My Two Best FriendsI have watched my parents families, and my friends families implode over issues between siblings for years. I have seen how my inlaws say they love each other, but come home from half way around the world for 3 weeks, and don't see their siblings. I have seen my sisters inlaws completely fall apart because of one assaulting another. I just don't get any of this!
My brother and sister are my two best friends in the whole world. Sure we didn't get along when we were younger, but we were fortunate enough to travel through Europe, just the three of us 12 years ago, and we became best friends. My brother lives half way around the world, and he's coming home in just over two weeks. He will be here for three weeks, and I know that I will get to see him about 80% of that time! My sister is driving an hour and a half to get here for when his plane lands, so that he can instantly meet his first niece that is now 8 months old. I know we will all cry, my brother getting to hold his niece for the first time!
I could not, for the life of me, imagine ever hurting either of them. I could not imagine letting anything get in the way of my love for them. I could not imagine letting selfishness, materialism and attitude get in the way of a lifelong relationship with them. I've seen it happen, and I pray that will never be our fate. I love them more than anything, and I know without question that they love me in return. I will fight to the end to keep our relationship just as it is, for they mean the world to me.