Remembering Charlie and Joshua

by Jess Darke, their younger sibling

My brothers Charlie and Joshua turned 21 in September this year. We remember them by celebrating their birthday every year, we have a nice family meal and cake. Normally mum will make the cake and I will decorate it. This year we ate the cake at lunch, after mum had finished running 21 miles for the twins’ birthday. 

We also have lots of pictures of them up all around the house, and we talk about them often. I am at university currently and when I was first getting to know my housemates, we were talking a lot about each other’s families, so I told them all about Charlie and Joshua. 

We remember Charlie and Joshua in so many ways, as they have always been a part of mine and Sam’s lives.

We have grown up knowing and talking about them.