The prompt for Day 8 asks whether I have a friend who is practically a brother or sister to me...it's been rolling around in my head for a full 24 hours now and I'm not sure how to answer.
Looking at the question backwards, I am lucky enough to have a sister who is a best friend to me. That is such a gift.
I always wanted a big family - many siblings and cousins all around and in my business. I have 2 siblings and a total of 8 cousins. But thanks to Facebook and one side of my family's commitment to regular family reunions over the past 20 years, I have really improved my extended family connections and I love it.
I have also collected friends over the years that I would also have loved to call my family. Some of whom remain in my life to this day, and some who didn't feel the connection to me that I felt to them. Unfortunately, none of them are geographically close to me, but when we are able to be together, it is so happy and warm and comfortable.