This past summer was the first time all six of us kids were under my parent's roof in 11 years. 11 years! it sounds crazy but when you have an oldest brother and his family living in Germany, an older sister and her family living in Italy, and a brother who has deployed to Iraq three times (each, a year deployment) in the past years... it seemed someone was missing from any big event (certainly never by choice.)
to show you our age difference, when my oldest brother was going off to the army, me and my twin sister were about to start kindergarten.
and yet with all the distance and age between us, we're all so very close. and being a twin is my favorite. she really is half my heart and i've been lucky to have my best friend with me since birth.
|all of us Lechuga's! we're in order of birth. we barely fit in a photo! ha but i love being part of a big family!|
what about you? are you an only child? is your family spread apart like mine in age or distance? are you close to your siblings?
ps. today is my oldest brother Miguel's birthday! another random tidbit: all our names start with "M."