What separates us is nothing, compared to what unites us.
Families are hard. They are wonderful, but they are hard. Although we are fiercely defensive of our families toward the outside world, we are sometimes very hard on one another on the inside. I come from a small family and a small extended family. My brother and I are what they call 'Irish twins' being 11 months apart in age. Being so close in age, we were always pushing and shoving each other for most of our growing up lives. Not so much in rivalry for our parents love and a