Siblings are the moonlight that shines the way in a pitch dark night. Siblings are the wall that you lean on when you cannot bare to stand. They are your safety net when you are about to fall, they guard you, protect you, lift you, help you and light up your world. Growing up with two older brothers, I did not feel I needed anything else in the world. I was taught how to be me by them.
When I was younger my eldest brother was my shining armour, he was my everything, we used to spend a lot of time together, I remember we used to play squash, I was around maybe 6 at the time, 17 years later, I recall and believe that I was a pro at squash, and that is definitely not because I played well, I probably played horribly but that is how he made me feel. I also remember the first gift he got me, I remember how I felt and will always feel about him. These are memories no one can take away from me, and that is the beauty of having siblings, they take this special place in your heart that cannot be budged.
When I was around 8 I remember him leaving for college and I remember all the letters and tape recordings I used to send him, I used to send him letters with disney characters on them, and record what I want to tell him in the tapes my parents used to send him. Unfortunately though, that was the beginning of the gap that was created between us. We lost the connection we had and we did not have anything in common anymore and upset me. Lucky for me he came back to live with us and we started over like a newly married couple! We fought like there was no tomorrow but then we got along.
A couple of years later I was getting married and moving a million miles away, I saw in him the love I always dreamt to see, I saw the connection and the protection. Right then I knew that we have an unbreakable bond, and if we put enough effort we will always have each other. We will always be there for each other and we will always be brothers and sister. Just thinking of that it brings a smile to my face, hopeful for an incredible future where my brothers become an inspiration to my daughter like they were to me.
Their voices always make my heart dance, it makes me feel like I never left home, like all those incredible memories will never fade away they will always be here bringing us closer.
Side note: Lala7i you light up any place you go in to, you have a personality and charisma that outshines the sun! you have manners that are impressively noble, and a heart that is sweet and kind and beautiful. I always look up to you, I always wish to be more like you, you are the joy of the family and an incredible person. Happy Birthday my dearest brother!