|Elise, C and Mo 1979|
As for the little Seyfrieds, Sheridan and Evan had a brotherly love that even strangers commented
|Ev and Sher--the dynamic duo|
|Happy Evan and baby Rose--a rare moment!|
Evan and Rose got off on the wrong foot. Rose's main fault? She was born. Who needed a third party to break up The Perfect Partnership? And Rose didn't help matters much, with her infant fussing and her toddler tantrum-ing and her school years' angst. Down the pecking order, Rose and PJ got on all right most of the time, though they too had their tough moments. PJ and Julie went from hearts and flowers when she was a baby, to bickering their way through the teenage years and beyond.
But here's the blessing: they have all gotten to a place where their love and loyalty always trump their disagreements. Years ago, I imagined grown Evan and Rose would drift apart permanently. Yet here they are, talking online often, sharing favorite bands, traveling great distances to visit. Julie and Rose have celebrated joys, nursed each other through heartbreaks, and look forward to being together in NYC next year. A highlight of Julie's recent European adventure was a week spent with PJ in Marburg, Germany, where he was an exchange student. And Sheridan gets along well with everybody, as he always has.
|Evan and Rose in Hawaii|
On this Throw Back Thursday, I share some pictures of my favorite brothers and sisters. May they always love each other even half as much as I love them.
|PJ and Julie, then and now|