Growing up, I was an only child whose parents always said they weren't having any more children. This was very upsetting. I thought from there on I'd never have a brother or sister.
I have some GOOD news!
Really? What is it?
I grew up watching my friends play with, laugh with, and love their siblings, while I was all alone. At times this didn't bother me, because I knew i didn't have to share my parents with anyone else.
I'm getting married!
I can't believe it!
Going into my middle school years I began to long for the support and love of a sibling. I had things I didn't want to talk to my parents about, that most kids would tell their siblings about. This is when it really hit me that I was alone.
As I am entering my senior year of high school, my dad tells me something that changes my life forever.
I would FINALLY have two siblings. The fact that they are only related by marriage means nothing to me. I have waited 17 years for this to happen, and I had almost lost all hope.