We have 4 children, and throughout the years I've wondered if they would be friends and realize that in the end all you have is family. This thought has come and gone as they played, teased, argued, fought, and then seemed to be inseparable again.
Now, jump forward 20+ years and again this morning that thought has been on my mind. We had an incident last night. One child reprimanded a relative on what he thought wasn't appropriate behavior. Now one of his siblings has taken it upon herself to talk her brother down. My heart broke as this happened!
It is so hard to see them struggle with issues that really don't matter. However, this pair of siblings has never really liked each other and I know as a parent the only thing I can do is try to kindly council and try to help them realize that one day the relationship they have with each other will depend on how much effort they put into it now and pray and pray that someday they will find a warm spot in their hearts for each other. I hope that this will someday happen. I guess I take heart that even our Heavenly Father had children that were rebelious and didn't get along. I guess that I had always hoped that our family wouldn't have to deal with these situations though.
I'm sorry to vent on my blog, but maybe someone out there will have the answer. . . .
Do they ever learn to love each other??