In honor of National Siblings Day, I am dedicating this post to my two beautiful sisters. I was blessed with wonderful, caring parents, who have worked very hard since they left their native Cuba, so that my sisters and I, always had everything we needed. Braces, quinceañeras, college educations, weddings, you name it. But above and beyond all of these material things, they taught us the most important things you can teach your child; love, respect, morals and family values. My mother always told us that we were each other’s best friends. My sisters and I have such a strong bond, we touch base almost every single day, either by phone, text, email, etc. There isn’t anything we wouldn’t do for each other, and I know I can always count on them. I have a few friends who are not close with their siblings, even less with their nieces and nephews?! I couldn’t begin to imagine what that would be like. Ironically, hubby and I only have one child, our beautiful daughter, Carolina. And while we have also showered her with the same love and values that our parents taught us, sadly, she will never understand the strong bond that exists between siblings. After all, who else would understand how crazy your parents can get at times, better than your siblings? My sisters and I have very different personalities, and have some very strong opinions (what Cuban gal doesn’t?), but what would I ever do without them…hopefully I will never have to find out.