Sometimes our siblings are people we have grown up with and who we have created a lifelong connection. My brother is like that. We live different lives on different continents, but we connect with our 6 kids (total) at least once a year. His wife also feels like a sister to me – she is wickedly smart, kind, loving and humorous and makes my brother so happy. I adore her.

Sometimes our siblings are people we have met along the way and feel that deep sense of connection with. For me that usually requires living with the person or people. I have a Brazilian sister who was my au pair for a year, living with me and looking after my children and who is deeply woven in my life.

Who are the siblings in your life and do they know how much you love them?