What is/was your favorite place to go with your sibling?
3rd question of the ‘Be Positive‘ Collection
Sophia Sarkar: Disney World is my favorite because there are a lot of things we can do together!
Garrett McKenzie: My sister and I love to go to Stone Mountain here in Georgia. We love to watch the laser fireworks show together!
Matthew Moon: The park! We go on the slide together.
Katie Di Ilio: My favourite place to go with Matthew was the capital of our country! Ottawa, Canada. We couldn’t go far with Matthew and Toronto is only 5-hour road trip away. We would convoy with our whole family, watching movies along the way. We would bring Matthew to all the museums, go swimming in the hotel (Matt loved this!) and go for dinners with our family!
Grey Chapin: My favorite place to go with B was our beach house in Boca Grande, FL. Blair couldn’t go on very long trips due to all of her energy, so this was our main vacation spot for most of her life. I don’t think she minded this much, because there was always a new adventure to go on in BG, whether that was a boat ride, beach day, or swim in the pool. Blair was known all over the island and was definitely the coolest kid there. She was an island girl, and her happiness in Boca made me happy.
Samantha Byers: My favorite place to go with Will is to Kanga’s Indoor Play Center, because we can both have fun there. Momma has to stay with Will, but I can play there too by myself and make new friends and have fun. I just find them (Momma and Will) to check on them.
If I don’t have a topic in mind when it’s time to write a column, I read articles. I look into the lives of other siblings of special needs individuals, delving into the struggles, pains, and joys of their respective experiences. From this, I usually find something that I can relate to in my own life, and I let the writing guide me to my own ideas. Read More
Now that my sister is gone, photos are one of the main ways I feel that I can connect with her. Whenever I’m missing Blair, I look through old photos and memories. I find it healing to edit photos of us creatively to be symbolic and make it feel new. Here are some of those edits. Read More