Bottom line is that my sisters throughout their lives have taken turns somewhat being responsible for me. They have always stepped up and been there for me, protecting me and guiding me. All of these efforts by them have shaped who I am today. I have to laugh now when I look back at my irritation by their concern for me. Being the older sibling carries a great deal of responsibility and they both have gladly accepted that responsibility even though it was not easy and definitely not fun at times.
It is amazing how this love, care and guidance can attribute to your success in life!
So to all you older siblings out there: when someone says to you “So you’re the oldest, that explains everything!” You need to reply: “Thank you, I appreciate you acknowledging that about me.”
And to both my sisters, thank you for being the best big sisters ever! And to my oldest son, Tyler: I am proud of you! You have been a great big brother and continue to be!
And to Chelsey: a different blog sometime in the near future will address you, Stacey, and Amy, as to the dynamics involved in being the only girl in the family!