There’s a 9 year age gap between me and my younger brother. We didn’t have a good relationship growing up because I was too impatient to care for him. He just wanted some brotherly love, but it took me a decade to give it to him.

As a 9-year-old child, I never had a problem with my parents focusing on him instead of me since I wasn’t a fan of too much attention – and my brother wanted all of it all the time.

It has taken me a while to find that part inside me which really appreciates and loves a brother. We aren’t best friends – far from it – but I’m glad that our relationship improved a lot over the years. I wasn’t always sure that’s going to be the case.

Nice read, Anna. Your daughters look super-cute on that first picture.