There was a time when you ran together and couldn’t stop laughing. You shared a room and some toys, and lay on your backs gazing at the stars. You told each other scary bedtime stories, and shared secrets that no one else knows. One of you protected the other in school; and you gave each other courage at the dentist’s office. Yes, it’s true that you fought a lot, but what would your childhood be without the other?
You celebrated each other’s birthdays, and may have been at each other’s graduations and weddings. When the first baby came, you could hardly believe that your baby sister has a baby of her own.
Once in a while you come together now, and there are creases on those youthful cheeks. Grown out of one childhood home, strange how your paths have now parted.
No matter how far you all are today, know that no one else can take the place of your brother or sister. Wish them well this year; send them a prayer of love and protection as they tread on their own paths.