By Deme Warner, LGSW
The sibling bond is special and undeniable. Siblings are the people who teach us lifelong lessons that other relationships and friendships do not. They are the ones who watch you manage through your awkward teenage years and only occasionally laugh at your expense. The fun times in the backyard become core memories that carry you through the hard times ahead. In many sibling relationships, you can go from wanting nothing to do with one another, to then spending every moment together.
I was fortunate enough to grow up with an older brother who always had my back. My brother, Mikey, was five years older than me and being a typical annoying little sister, I never wanted to leave him alone. Mikey never met a stranger and could hold a conversation with anyone. He had a quick wit with a wicked sense of humor. His laugh soared through the room and you could not help but share in his joy. He loved his family and friends immensely and felt his emotions very deeply. He always has been and always will be someone I greatly admire.