There was a series that aired on ABC called ‘Brothers and Sisters’. It featured the most dysfunctional and most relatable family I had ever set my eyes on. Not only did they have one sibling that was always in trouble, they also always seemed to pull through anything, no matter the situation.

This often reminded me of my own siblings and how we would argue, only to be best friends after the fight. Yes, I think it’s normal to have disagreements with our siblings. However, I’ve also found that they are my constants companions in my life journey.

We’ve laughed, cried, and fought with each other. Yet we’ve always seemed to have each others backs. Over the years, I’ve come to realise two main things that my siblings have taught me.

  1. Siblings are your constant supporters.

I’ve had some crazy ideas in the past, but nothing has gone unsupported by my siblings. In fact even passing my last year of schooling was celebrated with my siblings alone.

They are your first friends, and no matter what you set your mind to, they tend to support you. Not just in the good times, but the bad times too. If ever we are in need we always look to each other before anyone else.

2. They are my greatest confidants.

We’ve all had those times where we could not tell our parents something that has happened. I thank God everyday that I’ve always had a brother and a sister that I could confide in at those times. I’m also thankful that they have been able to confide in me, even as a younger sister.

We’ve learnt over the years that friends may come and go, but at the end of the day we’ll always have each other. It seems simple, but trust had to be built up and we were always taught to love and respect one another. It’s as if God designed them to give a countless amount of love even when we argue. ¬†Siblings teach you and need you more than they say. If you have a sibling, you have a forever friend!

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