A good sibling supports their kin when they achieve their goals. Maybe Western Michigan tight end Donnie Ernsberger’s sister Shalene shouldn’t have invaded the field after her little brother scored a touchdown in overtime, since the game wasn’t actually over, but her instinct was understandable.
I recently received a text from my dead brother’s girlfriend. I still think of Dana as Junior’s girlfriend even though it’s been 15 years since he was killed. We’re not close anymore, but her daughter, who was conceived the week before he died, is my niece; we remain connected through the trauma we shared.