Throwback Thursday: siblings

“To the outside world we all grow old, but not to brothers and sisters.  We know each other as we always were.
We know each other’s hearts.  
We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys.
We live outside the touch of time.” ~ 
Clara Ortega ~

Forgive me for being tardy to the party, but I missed the whole Sibling Day last week.  The story of how it began is at the core of the importance of the unique relationship of sibling and finding ways to honor that and them.

National Siblings Day is the brainchild of Claudia Evart, who thought up the day as a way for siblings to honor, recognize and celebrate each other. She is the founder and director of the Siblings Day Foundation.  Evart, a freelance paralegal from Manhattan, lost her two siblings in separate accidents early in life.  Evart chose April 10 as Siblings Day because it is the birthday of her late sister, Lisette.  Siblings Day follows the spirit of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparent’s Day – a great American tradition and celebration of family-unit values.  It is an uplifting celebration honoring people who have shaped our values, beliefs and ideals, the foundation says on its website. It is a relationship as equally important as a parent’s relationship.