1000 MilesI didn't grow up knowing my older siblings, I moved down to FL from IL when I was 5 or 6 and occasionally received a letter from my older sister, but other than that, no other contact was really made. They're 10, 14 and 17 years older than I am and already have kids. I was 14 when I finally went back up to see them and we immediately bonded, I've been back up twice since then and we all have a great time together, but it's hard to not be able to be included in their old stories and laughs sometimes. I love my nieces and nephews, I now have 3 of each and I love them dearly.
btw, I never saw them because they're my dad's kids and I ended up living with my mom, I didn't talk to my dad for 9 years either.