Saturday, September 25, 2010

One begins

Growing up, I had a sister. She was just over a year older than me, and we were always together. We shared friends, we walked to school every day together, we rode bikes together, her on her pink huffy with the banana seat and me on a blue dirt bike, and we even shared a room. Which, by the way, neither of us favored. Although, oddly enough, we really missed when we were in high school and moved to a bigger house where we finally had our own rooms. It was like the Brady Bunch though, a bathroom in between, so it was often left open so we could still do our "sister thang".

After I had Lilla, I knew I wanted her to have a sister. I couldn't imagine her growing up without that special connection that sisters have. I have had many a friend without a sister and they have often tried to build that same bond with my sister and I, but unfortunately, it's not the same. Then, I've had other friends with a sister, which they are unable to get along with or forge any type of relationship with. I think that is just plain sad. It's like God has given them a friend for life, and it's never materialized.

Anyway, I really hoped Lilla would have that bond and friendship that is so rare in this life with a sister. When I found out Anna was a girl, I was really so happy for both of them. I love that they are going to get the experience of someone with them their whole life through. Shared experience, shared homes, shared lives.

So, all that to say, this picture I took the other day, just makes my heart go pitter patter. I love the hug, the expression and the closeness of the two, wearing the same shirt, where you can't tell where one begins and the other ends. Just beautiful.


gail said...

May they always be so close!

Rebecca said...

that is so so precious. i pray my girls will always be close, too.

Janet said...

Adorable! Nothing melts my heart more than when I see my girls giving each other kisses. Your girls are beautiful!

Amanda said... this! sisters...what a treat. as i think about this fourth babe and think what fun it would be to have a surprise BOY...i also think it would be incredibly special to have four little sisters! :) p.s. i don't mean to ignore you...i would love to do the zoo or museum in the next few weeks now that i am feeling more myself and getting some energy back. what might work for you (mondays and thursday are out for me)

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

Yes, beautiful! Speaking as an only child who ALWAYS (even to this day) wanted a big sister, I think it's great. I am SO BLESSED to have three girls. I am glad they will always have each other and pray that they will cherish that bond of sisterhood. It's also a lot of fun to watch them play together. ;0)

Mike and Katie said...

I love the sisterness. I'm not really close with my sister but we grew up with two girl cousins who were are really close to. I'm glad my girls have two sisters each and more would be fun! We have those matching shirts in pink, blue and white.