I consider myself very lucky. I grew up in a home where both of my parents were married. I had two dogs, and a younger brother. My brother is 18 months younger than I am, so growing up, we had a lot in common with each other. Like all siblings, we have had great times together, and there have been times when we did not get along … at all. However, when I look back at my life with my little brother, I began to realize that he has taught me a lot of valuable life lessons.
How to be a Friend
My brother was my first best friend. I think that it is very common for those who have siblings for them to be their first friend. He taught me how to be a good friend to others, and he also taught me how I should be treated by others. There were times that we were not always friendly towards each other. For example; we would fight or not talk to each other, but he was and still is my best friend.
It’s Okay to be Me!
I have always been my own person. I have never really followed the crowd. This at times has led to my being bullied, picked on, and occasionally harassed. My brother, despite his being younger than I, always stood up for me. In social settings, like school, he helped to make me comfortable in my own skin, which is often hard to do in ones teenage years. I am now grateful for his support, as well as the support of my family, because I there is no one I would rather be than me!
Standup For Myself
My brother has had his share of health problems throughout his life. Unfortunately for him, he spent most of his childhood in-and-out of the hospital. It was, at times, difficult for him to make friends, because they did not understand that he was sick. I saw him stand up for himself a lot, and through his bravery, I too learned to stand up not only for him, but for myself and for my beliefs.
Don’t Mess With My Family
My brother and I have different beliefs on just about everything. Despite our differences in beliefs, values, and interests, he has always stood by me. At times he has had to defended me and my beliefs even when they are different from his own. Despite our differences in just about everything, we share one common belief; don’t mess with our family. My brother and I have been blessed to have amazing and supportive parents, who love us for who we are, not who they want us to be.
Even When We’re Apart, He’s Always There
My brother and I live in different states. Honestly, it has been about six years since we last saw each other. Far too long if you ask me. Despite our distance from each other, I always feel that he is with me. My parents and my brother helped shaped me into the person that I am today. I will grateful for all of the support and love that he has given me. Sometimes it’s the little things that I do, or say that remind me of him, so it feels that he is always here with me.
I want to thank my brother for that he has done for me in my life. I am proud to be his sister and want to wish him, and all siblings a Happy National Siblings Day!