What is it like to have a sibling of more than 10 years of age difference?
My brother is 24 years and 9 months younger than me. Yes, you read that right!
Back to the history, I had another brother who was 5.5 years younger than me. I still remember the moment when I saw him in the hospital bed for the first time. Like other siblings, we used to fight over little things, but loved each other so dearly. Our childhood was awesome together. Moving forward, we lost him in an accident when he was 17 years old.
Needless to say, my family was deeply agonized. My mom was so terribly devastated, and for that she had to start visiting a psychiatrist. One fine morning, in a state of despair my mom cried out loud that she wanted another baby no matter what. We thought she was just saying all these out of utter pain. But no, she was resolute. Mom and dad discussed over the matter, and both of them decided to have a baby again(of course after discussing with me as I was an adult already). I was so happy with the decision and never thought about others’ opinion.
Here begins the struggle of my mom. She had to go through all the rigorous medical tests as she was over 42/43 years of age then. We went from one doctor to another until we found the right doctor who showed some ray of hope. One morning I heard that my mom is pregnant. I didn’t know how to react. I just started crying out of happiness. Then the day came when he was born- 10th February, 2016. Seeing mom and dad so happy, I felt elated. He brought back the smile on my parents’ faces. I ringed everyone possible to share the news with. When I took him in my lap I felt like I’m his second mother.
He is now 3.5 years old and keeps everyone on their toes ;-) His name is Mishuk (meaning amiable). He is, indeed, friendly to everyone.
Attaching some photos of us:
Now you can guess how naughty he is.
He means the WORLD to me. I totally enjoy my sister-mom role.
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