Nobody in this world is perfect.
I'd love to believe that adults are often the ones who should make the most sense, be the ones who uphold values they want us to maintain and to set examples for us to follow. That they are perfect beings, who will always be correct, always be the ones who are right and know what to do in any situation.
Unfortunately it's not always the case. Even my parents often make mistakes, as all parents do. All our parents fall victim to tempers at some point.
Me and my cousin are close. I am thankful for that. She has been the older sister I never had - we grew up together, went to Kindy, celebrated birthdays together, got into trouble together, and I know we will always be close. She's an example to me, and perhaps even everything I am not.
It is because we are close that we are capable of keeping to our objective no matter what happens in our family. We are there for each other, especially when my three cousins have to step up to handle the stress and the anxieties of my grandparents' deteriorative health. Tamie and Trevor are still young, and they have been forced to mature beyond their years to handle family responsibilities. Our priorities, especially on her part, have increased now that the 5 children of my grandparents don't get along. We don't need to know who's wrong or right, our priority is our grandparents.
My uncle will always be my uncle. His wife will always be my aunt. They've looked after me when i was a wee toddler, made me smile and taught me a lot. Blood runs thicker than water. My parents will always be great, always the best in my eyes, everyone is trying but sometimes they get angry. And when people get angry, tempers flare, and when tempers flare - the ones who ultimately suffer are our grandparents.
I don't take sides. neither does my cousin. We just want the 5 children to step up, grow a pair and remember that when they fight it's our grandparents who suffer.
I don't know why this post is here. I just feel like I have to write to clear my head. And maybe it's also for my cousin, if she ever reads this, so she'll know, I'm always here for her. We'll always be sisters, and she'll always be someone I look up to, and always be the one person who can be louder than me when we get into a conversation.
Above it all, I never stop believing that family, family above anything else, will ultimately pull through, and harmony will prevail.