Siblings. They are our allies on playgrounds, in school yards, in careers and growing up, in life. They are the patient listeners of our sorrows and the cheerleaders of our accomplishments. They are similar versions of ourselves that often make us crazy, occasionally make us cry, but always--in the end--make us soar.
They are the recipients of our hugs, whether they like it or not!
Siblings. They are the givers of the prize in the cereal box, and the singers of goofy songs on family road trips. They are the ones who are happy to see us; they are sad when we have to leave. They are the precious holders of our childhood memories, and the makers of the memories to come. They are God's sweet gift to us--evidence of his compassion and wisdom.
And we should always remember--in our lifetimes and forever--we are God's gift to them as well.