I asked my son, Joseph, last week whether he wanted a brother or sister. He looked at me with the absolute conviction only four-year olds can muster and said, “don’t be silly Mummy, I’ve got a brother *and* a sister already” (which was news to me). The siblings he meant are a 30-year-old Syrian and a one-year old Eritrean – guests we’ve hosted through Refugees at Home – people he adores, and who have become part of his family.

Read Rachel’s full article on the Huffington post here.