Oh To The Older Sibling
November 13 2005
God brings people in and out of our lives all the time. Some we hate some we love, some we will remember forever and other we can't even remember there names. So I'm talking about a group of people that some of us love with all of our heart and yet we take for granted too often. I'm talking about the bossy know it all older siblings. Who would pick on us time and time again. The brothers and sisters we couldn't even stand being seen with, and yet, the ones we love.
The impact an older sibling has on the younger is truly indescribable. They understand they're supposed to take care of the younger and watch after them, but there is so much more then that to being a older brother or sister. They show us things in life we'll have to go through before we get there. Even if you're nothing like your older brother or sister, you're still going to go through some of the same things they went through. We get to see them succeed and fall. Go through good times and bad, love and heart break. Weather its learning how to get around your parents or life lessons of what to and not to do, they show us more then they know. They never asked for this challenge, it was just given to them. You see God knew that we, as the younger siblings, couldn't have made it with out someone to look up to and guide us. God knew they could help us in ways that no one else ever could.
So I just felt like taking a minute and thanking the older sibling of the world for leading. The help that ya'll give to us is more than ya'll could ever understand. But even more than that, I want to thank God for giving me an older brother. A brother to love and to hate, to laugh and cry with, to fight and make up with, to play with and to run from, to grow up with and to leave.