Would You Do That To Your Sibling?
If you read my article yesterday, I wrote about the election which is happening in my country. The governorship election too place in every part of the country yesterday and I mentioned it that my parents traveled to our home town to vote. I also mentioned that my uncle is part of the contestants. He was contesting for a position in our state so the majority of my family members had to travel to the village to support him. I think that is sweet. Well, not all of us went. My uncle has some other siblings apart from my mum and others. He is even closer to them than my mum but they refused to come. This man trained the majority of his younger ones. He gave them shelter, food and every other thing that an older brother could provide for his younger ones. Well, they had some issue sometime ago. The matter escalated and it was caused by our grandmother.
After a few months, my uncle's daughter was getting married. She had to go to all of them and pleaded with them to come to her wedding ceremony. She went to our grandmother and did the same thing. As family members, we are supposed to have gotten to the venue a day before or even two days before but it depends on how close we are to the celebrant. That is mostly what happens in African homes. On the wedding day, we were already expecting them to come. We already cooked their food and reserved their seats but they did not show up. Honestly, if any of my siblings does that to me, I won't forgive him. They didn't show up including my grandmother. My uncle still had to forgive them even though what they did was very wrong because I wonder why you will not be able to come out to support your brother.
We already planned to go to my hometown during the election. When my parents got to my hometown, every of my family members were expecting them but they did not show up. That is very bad. Why would you do that to your sibling. No matter what happens between me and my siblings, I will still find a way to unite with them. I will still find a way to support them when they need me. We are siblings because we need to be there for each other. We are not just siblings because we were born by the same parents but we need to hold each other tight. I felt bad and I can imagine how bad my uncle felt too. I won't even forgive any of my siblings if he does that to me. It will be the end of our relationship.
Would you do that to your sibling?
And how would you feel if such a thing was done to you?