Had a great night with my sister, Rachael, making christmas cards for friends and family. The table was covered with paper, stickers, scissors, and pens while our faces were covered with smiles. Looking at her smiling face i think of how blessed I am to have her as a sister. As i sit there I try to imagine what like would look like without her and it wasn't pretty.
Thinking about this brought me back four years ago when i was in Barnes and Noble book store. I was playing in the kid section and i met this boy about my age. We started talking and after a few minutes i asked him how many siblings he had. His face suddenly fell and turned sad. I wondered if i had said anything wrong. He replied and said that he was an only child. I didn't really know what to say.
After we left the store I thought about what it would look like to be a only child. I do so many things with my siblings. Play music, scrapbook, play outside, watch TV, play games, and just talk in general. My life would be so boring if i didn't have them to do those things with.
Sometimes i think, "Why can't i be an only child and just have time to myself for once!" Then i realize that, yes i would have time to myself but what would i do?? I would like it for awhile and than i can picture myself sitting around doing nothing with no one there.
So i guess i was able to remind myself tonight that siblings are one of the best things in my life and that no matter how much they bug me and nag me, life will always be better with them right by my side.