"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
A family is such a unique concept. You don't get to choose the people in your family. God places you together and gives each member a different personality and different dreams and desires. You grow up under one roof, and you find a way to get along and to love each other, despite your differences and disagreements. You are attached for life. Even if you grow up and choose to distance yourself from your family, they never stop being your family. Friends will always be able to stop being your friends, but family never will.
I wish for these four to always hold each other close, to share their lives with one another, to never let time and distance get between them. I loved having lots of siblings growing up, both brothers and sisters, and we made so many fun memories together. I get to see all the members of my family pretty often, and both mine and Bogdan's parents live in our town. Our kids are lucky that get to grow up knowing both sets of grandparents. Watching my kids growing up and loving each other--it's the most fulfilling feeling. It's how it should be. It's going to be so fun watching them interact as they grow and as their interests and likes/dislikes change. Growing up is hard to do, but with siblings at their side, I think these four will be alright.