ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Common gene pool, bloodline and heritage aside, what makes siblings bound together for life?

This great article from the NY Times  (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/opinion/sunday/bruni-the-gift-of-...) made me ponder and reflect on my own relationship with my 8 siblings. * Copy paste the link to your browser to read said article. Anyone with siblings will surely find this a very interesting read.

I shared this article on my Facebook page and this became a gateway for me and my siblings to share our thoughts. Coming from a large family (I’m the 7th in a brood of 9) our ages now range from the first “batch” who are in their 50′s, the second batch in our 40′s and the youngest sibling in his late 30′s. With such a disparity in our ages (not to mention our personalities) it’s not surprising that over the years we have at times drifted apart only to reunite at various stages of our lives. Geography has divided us (6 siblings still live in our native country, one has made Germany his home for the past 20+ years and me and my sister are in NY), time has overtaken us, but when we do get together it’s always fun to re-live our younger years.

But as Bruni’s piece in the NY TImes articulates, “family closeness isn’t a happy accident…IT’S a resolve, a priority made and obeyed.”

We need to make space in our hectic lives for our one time ‘housemates”. Our shared heritage should not be the only tie that binds us. Time should be set aside and prioritized for sibling bonding. We must be active participants in our siblings lives. As we age, time is of the essence. A reminder needs to be top of mind to carpe diem. Because failure to make ‘future memories’ with our siblings and their families as we go on our separate journeys in life will make our shared genetics and distant memories of family dinners and weekend get aways, the only link we share.

Just sayin’.

 

Views: 11

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

FOLLOW US

OUR DAILY PINS

Latest Activity

Alexia posted a discussion
1 hour ago
Lauren Penland updated their profile
2 hours ago
Skye Nicholson replied to Fiza Khan's discussion 'Post Your Link Here and Get Followers'
2 hours ago
Skye Nicholson replied to Fiza Khan's discussion 'Post Your Link Here and Get Followers'
3 hours ago
Brittanie Gilliam-Stewart is now a member of Mom Bloggers Club
3 hours ago
Rosela Diosana posted a blog post
3 hours ago
Leah Schulz posted a video

Handpicked Beauty Box Unboxing: Lorac Pallete, Pur and more! + Easy Overhead Video Setup!

OMG! I won another giveaway and it's SUCH A GOOD ONE! Handpicked Beauty Box: $150 worth of FULL size beauty products for $40 a month. (Brands like Lorac, Pur...
4 hours ago
Kelly Ann commented on Mommy Meryl's group 'Contests and Giveaways Galore!'
4 hours ago

Advertisement

OUR BLOG

Advantages of reputable writing services

Today, we are all busy with our lives and numerous errands, therefore, qualified aid proved to be invaluable for many young students. Reputable custom writing services are of great demand as care about own reputation and have thousands satisfied customers worldwide. Reliable services allow students to save own time and efforts by assigning qualified writers to complete academic papers of various complexity.

Academic papers for any subject are available for ordering as there are great…

© 2017   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service