Today was sibling day, a holiday I didn't know existed until I saw multiple postings on Facebook. It made me want to see my brother, many miles away in Maine, our phone calls back and forth missing one another for the past couple of weeks. Amazing how the bond of sibling-hood stretches and remolds itself as the years pass, fluctuating with our individual stages in life. Best friends when we were younger, two towheads who imagined castles, forts, scenarios that we would play out for hours. My little brother who loved Cheerios, heavy machinery, and who would sing to the stray cats in the Bahamas when he thought no one was listening.
Fast forward to now and my little brother is not so little. But he continues to amaze me and inspires me in his dedication and perseverance for what he wants in all realms of life. I have taken him for granted at times, as we can with family, sometimes lamenting our past closeness instead of looking at the present and seeing what our relationship looks like in the now. He is good person.
I don't know if Sam will have a sibling. It is something I think about periodically as I navigate motherhood, but I am just relishing getting to know Sam day by day. I can't wrap my mind around another. I do know that my bro was quite the gift and continues to be a big part of my life...
Happy Sibling Day!