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Sibling Relationships

Sibling Relationships

Sibling relationships are important.

I am the fifth child out of six children. I’ve always been very big on my siblings. And I still am yet to this day. I had the best childhood just being around them.

Fast forward to today. I get to watch my children share a bond as siblings.

It's my most favorite thing to see. I am the mother of three children one of which has special needs. He’s also my only boy.

He and his sisters share a special bond. They know what he wants without him saying a word.

They're always spending time with him and checking on him when he’s too quiet.

They make sure they have conversations with him and that his presence doesn’t go unnoticed. Even their friends know and acknowledge him when they're around.

I think my most favorite part about their relationship is how excited they get when he does something. The things that seem small to others is so big to them especially when he does it.

Recently they had an eLearning day, and my oldest daughter was helping him with an assignment.

Throughout the assignment, he had his moments, but she kept assisting him. When they got to the last part of the assignment, he wanted to do it. His sister was so excited, and I caught it all on video.

I love recording random moments with them. Seeing them love on each other makes my heart smile.

Another thing I love about them is that they’re always thinking of him. Even on their birthdays they’ll choose what he loves just to see him happy.

When were out in stores if they see something that he likes they make sure to get it.

I admire their relationship so much because I’ve heard so many families talk about how their other children don’t acknowledge their children that have special needs.

I consider myself one of the lucky ones because my son has sisters that really care about him.

Sisters that want to include him in their daily lives. Sisters that understand that we love them just as much as we love him it's just that he requires extra care.

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Marissa Sweat Evans

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I am a mother and advocate for my son as well as others with disabilities. My oldest was diagnosis with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.

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