Relying On Siblings for Help
My column tomorrow is about my relationship with my siblings, both of whom are older than me. I’ve written about my brother and sister before, but this specific column focuses on how my having SMA has impacted us in different ways. My siblings helped me a lot growing up, and even today my brother and I hang out regularly and he gives me rides. In turn, I pay for food pretty often when we eat out.
I know it won’t be like this for ever. My sister is married, and she and her husband have a daughter who’s almost two. My brother is in a serious relationship, and once he’s married I’m sure his schedule will change. Still, it’s good to have the relationship we have. I try not to rely on my siblings too much, but it’s nice when they can help out with things like transportation and other caregiving needs I have.
For those of you who have siblings, do they help you out sometimes? I realize the answers here will vary depending on ages and life stages, but I was just curious.