When our brother Jordan was born three years earlier it was a big deal because he was the first baby since my sister was born in 1988 and he was also the first son which means my parents have always had a soft spot for him no matter what he does. I'll be completely honest here, you can't choose your family and unfortunately just because they are your family it doesn't mean you have to like or even love them. I haven't had a relationship with Jordan for the past three years or so, he chose a path that was destructive and hurt my parents and in turn my sister, my brother and I. He still lives at home with my parents and Jack but I don't really ever see him or talk to him. I feel bad for him because Kate, Jack and I get along so well and have so much in common. He doesn't realise what he's missing out on by not having a relationship with us. Jordan has been different ever since he was a baby and he just always will be. Jack is more gentle and caring and a different type of person.
At this stage it would take a huge turn around in his personality, attitude and behaviour for me to let him back into my life. Otherwise I can't see myself ever inviting him to my wedding or being an uncle to any children I may have or just being my brother.
I'm so lucky that I have a brother and a sister I get along so well with and share so many common interests with. We're all music, film and Tv nerds and we're all a bit weird, but that's ok :)
Yesterday Kate and I brought Jack out for lunch and to see Thor in the cinema (which was a lot better than I had expected). Happy Birthday Jack!
Here are some photos of my baby brother and I;
What do you think about you siblings? Have you ever had any issues similar to mine?
On a happier note my mam is gradually doing better and I just want to thank you all for your such lovely comments and thoughts, I know my mam really appreciates it, as do I!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I had a much needed girls night out with my friends from work on Friday which was a lot of fun (and a lot of Long Island Iced Teas)!
It's officially Summer!