I have seen a lot of sibling sets today. It is fun to glance through the pictures and wonder what the stories are of each sib group. I believe I have the best sibs, and you likely believe you do. We can both be right. I think you have the best sibs for you, and I have the best sibs for me!
And today, I do not just acknowledge my siblings but all of these amazing sibling groups. I am grateful for the ways that our stories have intertwined!
My Dad’s siblings: The early picture is missing Aunt Tina, and the more recent picture is missing Aunt Joan. My Dad and Aunt Joan are no longer living, but their lives carry on through all who loved them!
These are my Mom’s siblings. TheKuperus 12 were a sight to behold.
We took the second picture at my Dad’s funeral in 2018. Aunt Simmie, Aunt Anita, Aunt Follie, Aunt Trina, and Uncle John are no longer living, but their lives carry on through all who loved them!
And these are my siblings. As I said, I believe we are a pretty formidable bunch. We show up for each other, and we laugh and cry together. We venture into adventure, and we enjoy the quiet spaces of little to no activity. We share wine, whiskey, food, faith, and so much more. Len is no longer living, but his life carries on by all of us who loved him.
And from this group, these sibling groups are celebrated as well.
And this is why I say “Thank you, Jesus” for making the matches of who will be whose sibling. You did good work, and I am grateful for the ones chosen for me and everyone who has come from them!
Blessed be His name!