One thing that happened when Brian’s dad passed away is that I came to the realization that I have two sisters.
Before that, I had occasional contact with two really interesting women who were Brian’s sisters. When we’d be at his folks and spend time with them, it was always warm and a good visit, but I can’t say that there was a strong connection. We were family through marriage.
Now, I really feel like I am connected with these two remarkable women. I’m getting to know them better, more intimately, and I am richer for it.
I love spending time with them, and discovering our similarities (of which there are many!). And I admire them both for their strength and compassion.
I’ve gone from being an only child, to being the middle sister, and I have to say, I rather like it.