National Siblings Day

So apparently, national siblings day was yesterday. With that said, I would like to take the time to write a blog about my two lovely siblings.

I am the middle child to a 21 year old brother named Michael, and an 11 year old sister named Noelle. Life with them by my side has been amazing. Before Noelle came along in 2005, Michael and I were best friends (and still are)….who occasionally fought with words and fists over stupid things like the TV remote, sitting in the passenger seat of the car (which we still fight about sometimes), and who was the favorite child, etc. Since a very young age, Michael knew that he wanted to pursue a career in TV/film, and that he wanted to go to California. Amazingly, that is exactly what he is doing today. He will be graduating from college this coming May, and is currently doing an internship with BET (Black Entertainment Channel). Michael is one of the most driven, hard working, and passionate people I know. He puts all that he has into what it is that he loves, and he has not ever let the opinions of the haters bring him down. In the world we live in, people can be so judgmental, and have often looked down upon Michael’s career path. I say f*ck them. He followed his dreams, and my family and I are witness to him chasing and achieving them. I think my brother is different from most men in the sense that he tends to have more compassion, and overall, a genuine concern for those around him. Both Michael’s and my own sense of humor is a very unique one that most people are unable to understand. We laugh at just about every and anything. We tend to be on the same page when it comes to humor, and have gotten asked “what’s so funny” plenty of times but been unable to describe what we are laughing at. I feel as though it is like some special bond we share. people tend to not find certain things as funny as the two of us do sometimes. Idk how to explain it really lol. Anyway, Mike is a great guy, an awesome and supportive brother, and I love him very much!

A memory that my family will probably never forget is the day that my mom told my brother and I (we were 10 and 8 at the time) that she was pregnant with Noelle. Michael said “well, who told you that??” We laugh like hell about that now. Noelle is a very special girl. She is full of joy, kindness, and she tends to go through life with a very relaxed attitude. School is not her favorite thing at all to say the least, but that doesn’t mean she can’t thrive in other, more important areas of life. As an older sister, I hope that she looks up to me as someone that she wants to be like on day in her own way. Noelle has great fashion, and is always wearing super trendy outfits. She is absolutely in love with animals, and it is because of her that my family decided to get a dog. Mike and I were never really fans of animals. Another thing about Noelle is that she likes to try new things. She is a girl scout, she does horseback riding, she is going to be in her school play (The Lion King),and right now she is taking fencing lessons. Out of the three of us, I can say I was born with the most athleticism, but Noelle really gives her all in the sports she has tried in the past. It has been really cool getting the chance to watch someone else grow up right before your own eyes. Mike and I had the privilege to help shape her into who she is becoming as a human being.

Siblings fight, and I have yet to come across a group of siblings that can truly say they never do. At the end of the day though, I love these two humans more than anything, and have only great things to say about them both. I know they will forever be apart of my life, and I am so grateful to be able to be apart of theirs. Happy National Siblings Day!

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