Tuesday, April 10th: I’s celebration is for I LOVE MY SISTER & BROTHER, It’s NATIONAL SIBLING DAY. Today recognizes the bond between siblings for the special gift it is. Celebrate by hugging, honoring and enjoying your siblings; those who are with us still and honoring the memory those who have passed before us.
So of course, since one of the advantages of writing a blog is that you can write whatever you want … this celebration was picked for my sister Sue, my brother Chuck, and my brother Butch (Luther) who passed much too young from an auto accident. I LOVE YOU ALL!! Yes, Sue, I love you even though you used to throw your stuffed animals across the room at me when you were bored. (a memory she’ll never live down)
Claudia A. Evart founded Siblings Day Foundation, a nonprofit charity, to honor the memory of her sister, Lisette, and her brother, Alan. She lost both siblings too young from accidents. Siblings Day is celebrated annually on April 10th, Lisette’s birthday. Since 1998, 88 governors have signed gubernatorial proclamations in 40 states.
Siblings Day follows the spirit of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparent’s Day – a great American tradition and celebration of family-unit values. It is an uplifting celebration honoring people who have shaped our values, beliefs and ideals. It is a relationship as equally important as a parent’s relationship. For more information, check their website: www.siblingsday.org