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Although we all get annoyed with our siblings ... we also know that we can't live without them! 

This past holiday weekend, I had the realization of who I would be if I didn't have my siblings. I come from a big and complicated family.

My parents got divorced when I was 2ish. My mom remarried when I was five to my step dad, and my dad married my step mom when I was seven. My mom has three other kids and my dad has SIX. CRAZYYY! That is NINE SIBS! 

Yes... my family may be a little different from the stereotypical family. But can I just say that I lo-o-o-ve it! I mean ... two Christmas' and two Birthdays! SWEET! (kidding ... not a spoiled brat.)

What I'm trying to get at here is that I have nine wonderful siblings in Colorado and each of them have been such a great example to me. Over the break, I realized that siblings are what make a family... well... a family. We are the future generation of our parents. As siblings, we need to stay close so we can keep the family traditions alive. I know that my family wouldn't be as fun if it wasn’t for my siblings. We can joke along with each other about how fun and sometimes outdated our parents can be or reminisce about old games we used to play when we were little kids or have heart to hearts.

My siblings and I fought a lot when we were growing up. Being the oldest I felt like they were just annoying

 people that were younger than me and got on my nerves. I know we’ve ALL been there! But as I have gotten older, I have noticed what great friends my siblings have become. If you really think about it, they can be our best friends through the thick and thin of everything. They are with us all the time! They know our ins and outs and they deal with them. WOW! Now if that's not a friend, I don't know what is. The thing that sets your siblings apart from your friends is … guess what … they're your FAMILY. They will support you with whatever you need. I know that I would do anything for my brothers and sisters and they would do the same for me. So ... what I'm trying to get at here is that next time your siblings are becoming somewhat of an annoyance to you ... think back to the things they have done for you and how they love you unconditionally. 

Whenever you see your sib or sibs ... just give them a big hug and let them know you are thankful for them. Tis' the season right??

From the desk of Londyn Clawson, a producer for The Morning Show with Marcus Smith on BYU Radio.

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