Our SR has a younger brother 17 and younger sister 15. Our younger son is doing well and sending updates on some of their favorite tv programs. He seems to be fine. Our daughter is kind of funny though. We have had to make her write which is strange. She has however, started sleeping in our SR's room. First it was that her room was too messy, then the mattress was more comfortable. Today was Super Hero day at their high school for homecoming and she wore her Navy Sister t-shirt. I shed a few tears...
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My SR has 3 younger brothers and a sister. She was so excited to get to speak to him after BS! I have found that while some bonds are strained by the separation, new bonds have been created, as they talk about their brother and pray for him. My 7 year old doesn't really understand that his brother is gone for a long time, not yet. Brother/sister bonds are never really broken - they just stretch when they need to!