10    Apr 20135 comments

National Siblings Day: Honoring brothers and sisters

When looking at family history, we often first look at who we descend from, our parents, our grandparents and their parents.

Yet some of the most important people who shape our lives are those with whom we grow up every day.

Today, April 10, is National Siblings Day. It celebrates the impact our brothers and sisters had or have on us and how much we appreciate them.

The day was founded by Claudia A. Evart through a non-profit charity, Siblings Day Foundation, in 1998, to honor the memory of her late sister and brother who died in accidents at an early age.

Siblings are our closest family members, other than our parents, with whom we grew up with every day; the bonds we share with them last forever.

Traditions include sending a card or gift, or doing a good deed in honor of a sibling no longer with us.

At MyHeritage, we want to know about your favorite memories of your siblings, from childhood or more recently.

In honor of the day, leave a comment below with “I love my sibling because… .” We’ll choose one of the best answers to win a $50 Amazon gift card to send to your sibling as a gift for the special day.

We look forward to reading your stories. You may also share photos or comments on Facebook, Google + or Twitter.

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  1. I love my sibling because we can read each others minds. And this results in some serious laughs but some much needed hugs too.
  2. "I love my siblings because they were always there for me, or i should say for each other." I remember growing up that there was 5 older siblings in the house and 2 younger than me. We didn't have much but we had each other. We always played like softball or volleyball because we had our own team. We had shores we did before playing anything. We played indoor board games too. It was fun. We try to still get together when we can. We just lost our dad like 3 and a half weeks ago. We were all together. The greatest thing we were taught was to love one another. To help people who need help. And most of all trust in the LORD, because HE loves us. I love all my siblings.
  3. I love my siblings because we grew up in the 70s raised by a single mother who worked two jobs and we were still very poor. We took care of each other and learned to survive in the hardest times. The experiences we went through helped me take care of my family during hurricane Katrina. I was greatful for the skills we were taught at a very young age because without the help of my siblings I would have been lost during a very tragic time of my life.
  4. I love my sib because she NEVER fails to remember those things I've forgotten
  5. I loved my siblings because I left home when they were young. We all had much trauma in our lives but it seems I was always there to help pick up the pieces . It was not until much later in life because of terminal illness, that we became so very close. As the oldest, I became the family who took on all the final details when they both died. I am so happy that I had that privilege and tell them every day how much I loved and miss them.

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