I watched this ted talk today on the hidden power of siblings, spoken by Jeff Kluger.

 Our parents leave us too early. Our spouse and our children come along too late. Our siblings are the only ones who are with us for the entire ride.

I watch my own two daughters, at the beginning of their journeys. Navigating their growing relationship, pushing boundaries, playing tug of war. Placing a warm hand on the other’s shoulder. Offering a soft stroke when a tear falls down a cheek. Looking into each other’s eyes. Learning. Loving.

Down syndrome or no Down syndrome: I am lucky to have three sisters. So. Lucky.

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