How good is my sis­ter?

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Letters -

It doesn’t sur­prise me that my big sis­ter Adaire and I are close close. She’s open, lov­ing and very ac­cept­ing. I was a way­ward teenager. She took me in for a year when I was ba­si­cally home­less and she’s al­ways been there for me no mat­ter what. When our dad passed away it changed the dy­nam­ics of the fam­ily. Adaire was a sta­bil­is­ing force when there were po­ten­tially some real rifts. It’s a lot to do with her un­con­di­tional love for our fam­ily that there has been a lot of heal­ing. To­day, every­one is right with each other and it’s a lot to do with her. Adaire leav­ing her own com­fort­able job to go out on her own to be a hyp­nother­a­pist was a big in­flu­ence in me hav­ing the courage to do the same with my own busi­ness and be­ing a work­ing mu­si­cian. I ad­mire her will­ing­ness to cut her own path. I learn a lot about be­ing a par­ent from Adaire – she lets her kids be who they are. Fam­ily is a com­mu­nity ef­fort and I wouldn’t hes­i­tate to help her or any­one in my fam­ily if they needed it. Lach­lan Blatch­ford, Ade­laide, SA

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