In Reply to: My kids won't leave me alone posted by Acheick on August 26, 2002 at 15:56:09:
My siblings and I are very tight-knit, it's a bond not even allowed membership by my parents. I think it has a lot to do with the group.
We rejoined when I was older, and my mother decided not to join, so I became the mother figure. Through the years the Family did its best to keep us apart, but as soon as we could be together for some meeting, we were unseparable. How many lectures I got for being 'clicky' with my siblings. I tried so hard to not want to be with them, but it seems it was a natural instinct, I had helped raise them during a very hard time in their life, we had gone through some major battles together, we were close and there was nothing we could do about it. We loved and admired each other and would give our lives for any of the other ones, would fight and stand as a group to anyone who tried to hurt us. We all carry the grudge for my sister who was sexually abused, the man will pay one day.
It seemed the harder the group tried to pry us apart, the stronger our tie became, and when it came down to it, who was there for the other when we left the group? We were, we were the ones to pull each other through and be there for each other, the group left us to dry as soon as we decided we wanted another life-style.
So, blood really is thicker than water.