Here is a little background information for you straight from wikipedia.
Siblings Day is a celebration held annually in the United States on April 10 to honor the relationships of siblings. The holiday was originally conceived by Claudia Evart to honor the memory of her brother and sister, both of whom died.
It is a nice idea....Sibling Day. Your siblings probably know you better than almost anyone. And they know all of you, the child that hid in the bushes and ate all the Easter candy in one day, the teenager that came home tipsy hoping Mom & Dad wouldn't notice, and the adult with a mortgage, career, and kids. They know your embarassing stories, your secrets and your fears. They know what you wanted to be when you grew up and what you actually grew up to be.
I have the best brother and sister in the world. We had our fair share of arguments and hitting matches as kids. We picked on each other, tattled on each other, and got on each other's nerves. Over the years we have grown up and grown closer. Right now, neither my brother nor sister lives close to me. Hopefully someday in the not too, too distant future that will change. But without a doubt I would not have seen and experienced what I have seen, accomplished what I have accomplished, or be the person I am today without them.
So in their honor.....here we are.
It was more difficult that I would have thought to find a picture of the three of us without raiding my mom's picture albums. I think that means we need to do a better job of getting current photos of all of us. This was taken almost exactly 5 years ago at my brother's graduation from medical school. That little bundle in my arms was a newborn Ella (or maybe Harrison, hard to tell from the photo) who will turn 5 next week. She sure has grown but we haven't aged at all, have we?
John Robert and Anna, I love you both and am so proud and honored to be your big sister.