Siblings at Easter

By Ralphine Major

When the picture shown here was made, I had not heard of a sibling’s day. The special day to honor brothers and sisters started several years ago and now appears on many calendars along with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Siblings are gifts to families. Most of my friends have siblings, but some are an only child and have no siblings at all. This year, National Siblings Day falls on the day after Easter.

The picture of my brother and me was taken on Easter in the early seventies just a couple of years after we moved from the dairy farm. It showed up in my vast collection of slides that were recently converted to digital format. Our memories often fade with time, and I do not even remember the Easter Sunday when the picture was made. It is amazing to see how the styles and trends have changed over time. I was amused to see our polyester outfits that were hand sewn by our mother. I was not surprised to see Wayne’s beloved German Shepherd dog, King, close beside him. Today, many churches have beautiful backdrops for families to have their pictures taken on Easter and other special days. What fun to have pictures to look back on and help us remember those special people and special days. How blessed to have family—and siblings—in our lives!


Words of Faith: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.” 1 Peter 1:3-4 (KJV).