Today is National Sibling Day. This is a day to appreciate your brothers and sisters. It was created by Claudia A. Evart after the tragic deaths of her brother and sister. Twenty-two state governors have proclaimed this day, however, it takes an act of Congress to make it a true national holiday. Any day that makes you appreciate someone else is a good day to me.
Do you have any brothers or sisters? I have one of each. My brother is 5 years older than me and my sister is 4 years older. Mike lives in California, close to my mom, and Sharon recently moved to Texas. Sadly, I haven't seen either one in almost 3 years. My children are ages 19, 17, 9, and 7 years. The girls were only 19 months apart, so they grew up very close. The boys are the same way. I got out of the shower yesterday and noticed that both my girls were outside in the yard playing with their little brothers. That was a really sweet thing to see. The picture above is pretty old, taken around 2004, but it's still a favorite of mine. It was back when Neil had really blond hair and Nathan couldn't take a serious picture to save his life. I need to get a recent one of them all together soon, especially before the girls leave home.
Today is also Good Friday, of course, so I hope everyone has a blessed day and can reflect on the meaning on this very special holiday. My all time favorite movie is Jesus of Nazareth, starring Robert Powell. It's a powerful movie and I like to watch it every year around this time. So, whether you celebrate National Sibling Day, Good Friday, or both, I hope you have a wonderful Friday.