|Ella & Miles August 2012|
As I see their relationship develop, I can't help but think of my own relationship with my siblings. When we were real little, my sister and I would dress my brother up like a girl...and he would go along with it. When we were older, we'd sit and play with his Hot Wheels or have a Monopoly match that lasted all weekend. As teenagers, we argued and had jealous moments, but no matter what, we stood up for each other in the playground and at school. My sister would treat me as badly as she wanted, but if anybody said anything mean to me, they'd have to deal with her wrath! As adults, we love and respect each other even if we don't always see eye to eye. Not all siblings have such close relationships, so I feel fortunate that we do. They're not just my siblings, they're my best friends. I also have a stepbrother and sister in Panama and two stepbrothers in Massachusetts, and though we didn't grow up together full time, I feel a strong kinship with them as well. I think that sharing parents is a pretty strong bond, whether related by blood or not. I mean, who else can truly understand the depth of your parental issues but another sibling!
I know that Miles and Ella will learn a lot from each other throughout their lives. I can already see their little wheels turning when they're together. I also know that their relationship will be different in a way that I can't quite comprehend. But I do hope that they will love, trust and respect each other. I hope that they can confide in each other and that one day, when they're older, they can sit around with a bottle of wine and talk shit about mom and dad while understanding that when we messed them up, we did so because we're human. Imperfect humans who love them more than anything in the world!
|Me, my bro & my sis- 1980|
|Me, my bro & my sis- 1997|