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Aspire to Inspire - National Sibling Day

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

For the Aspire & Inspire team we were asked to blog about National Sibling Day. April 10th is National Sibling Day - a day to appreciate and cherish your brothers and sisters.
Do you have any siblings? Are you close to them? What are some favorite family memories you have with your brother(s) and/or sister(s)?

I have one brother that was 19 months older than me. We were pretty typical as children with our bickering, but if anyone else ever bothered me, he was there to protect me.

While we were never especially close as adults we both knew that if we ever needed anything we would be there. One winter my husband had to work away from home and my water pipe burst in the middle of the night. The next morning my brother was there to fix it.

Sadly my brother passed away several years ago. He lived alone and was found by his two sons when none of the kids had heard from him for a day or so.

This is my dad, brother and I many years ago

This is my brother and I many years ago

This is my entire family

My brother on my family's backhoe

This is my brother and I about the time my brother was 16 or 17. I remember my brother and I took a trip to California in that car to visit our family. What an experience that was.
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  • AURA18
    Beautiful Pictures thanks for sharing. I traveled with my brother (17 months older) We drove all night keeping each other awake. Good memories! emoticon
    365 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    I didn't know there was a National Siblings Day. I have one sister who is almost 8 years older than I. We are close and yet not. She lives a bit from me and I don't see her very often, although we talk weekly on the phone.

    Her being much older means she knows everything better according to her LOL. There's nothing she wouldn't do for me or I wouldn't do for her. Almost a generation apart makes things just a little difficult.

    367 days ago
    emoticon for sharing so many great pictures of you and your family from when you were growing up. You were a really cute little girl. I'm sorry you lost your brother. It's so hard to lose someone you love and care for. It sounds like you have a lot of great memories from your childhood with your brother. It sounds like your trip to California was very memorable. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    369 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    emoticon for sharing these wonderful pics.
    369 days ago
    You are fortunate to have such fond memories of your childhood and even more blessed to have had a brother that would do anything for you. Hang on to those priceless memories.
    369 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I am so sorry that you have lost your brother. Siblings are often our best friends, as we get older. I can understand that you must feel a big loss. emoticon emoticon for sharing.
    369 days ago
    Hard to loose a brother., I lost my younger brother in 1982. He was only 27. But we were almost exactly 1 yr. apart.

    Glad you have memories and thanks for sharing the pictures!
    369 days ago
    Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing!
    369 days ago
    I love the pictures. You were an adorable little girl. The memories of childhood are priceless. Sure would enjoy hearing some of the stories from the California trip. I'll bet there are some interesting ones to tell.
    369 days ago
    What a lovely story and amazing photos from your family! I have 2 brothers but cannot say much from them. Is almost as if they didn't exist.
    369 days ago
    Great pictures!
    369 days ago
    Nice family!
    370 days ago
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