My big brother and his girlfriend came to visit over the weekend. We have been extremely close as children, but drifted apart as we grew older. We never fell out with each other or hadthat big fight. But each of us made decisions the other couldn’t relate to. We lost our connection.
Occasionally, I asked myself where our bond had gone, if it was ultimately cut or just put on ice.
We chose very different paths, in our professional as well as our emotional lives. Funny enough, we are in very similar places today.
Having spent another extremely relaxed and joyful weekend together, I feel like our implicit understanding for each other is back.
I am happy for little L that she will have such a great uncle to call her own.