Do you remember the time when we fought like cats and dogs? I think it’s normal between siblings that there’s what they call “sibling rivalry”. I think it was more of attention-grabbing than anything else. It was weird that we really didn’t fight much as we were growing up. Weirder that we had only each other to run to when we had problems. Weirdest that even as siblings, we shared more of our world than other families would.
Yes. As we grew older the challenges in life became struggles. In hindsight, these struggles made us stronger. Made us closer. Made us believe that even as a small family, we can overcome many things despite the difficulties life threw at us. The scars are visible, yet they serve as our reminders that we fought hard. And we fought well.
It was ironic that you found a Christmas card I gave you 29 years ago.
I know that the passing of Edward was difficult particularly when you were pregnant with Charles. We were all devastated with that loss. As a family, we overcame the uncertainties and well, God provided, and the kids are now grown up and living decent lives.
You’ve accomplished your purpose and perhaps, I’ve accomplished mine.
I still keep my part of the promise. Because we’re family. And Family is all about love.
I am writing this for you, to remind us that resilience in times of adversity can win. And there are small victories in our relative joys in life.
And I’m sharing our story so that others can believe in the magic of discovering happiness even during the worst of days.
With much love,