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Today is apparently National Sibling Day, which means that everyone has been posting nice sibling pictures on Facebook all day. I haven't mentioned the day at all, much less put up a picture.
It's difficult to celebrate a day that's all about siblings when one of your brothers hasn't talked to you in almost four months. It's difficult to pretend like everything is alright when your brother has shut you our, acting as if you don't even exist anymore. So no, I won't put up a picture declaring how much I love my siblings. I won't take part in National Sibling Day because I just don't see the point this year.
That being said, I do really love my siblings. I'll always love all my siblings, past and present. I've said goodbye to fourteen siblings. I've had one sibling walk away on his own, hopefully not for good. And I have four siblings at home that drive me crazy every day of my life. The only thing I would change? Having the fifth sibling at home to annoy me as well.
Maybe I'm not celebrating National Sibling Day because I celebrate my siblings every day. I wouldn't be writing this blog if I wasn't proud to be a big sister. But until my siblings are all together again, I won't be posting happy pictures for any National Sibling Days.
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.