Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sisterly Love

“Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child.”

These two. Words cannot describe the feeling of seeing these two playing, loving, and laughing with each other. I watch them together, and tears almost come to my eyes, and I DREAM about their future together.  I say dream, which means I get to think WAY down the road, unrealistically if you will, shooting for the moon even....but I SO MUCH want them to GROW UP best friends!!  I tell Jaycee ALL the time, "she's your best friend, you have a best friend for your whole life!!" 

Now, this isn't my first rodeo with sisters.  I know first hand, what sisters are like.  Especially sisters that are 2 1/2 years apart- just like my sister and I are.  My sister and I fought like it was our J.O.B!!  I mean, to the point where my mom would come marching upstairs and yell, "that's it, I've had it, go at each other one good time and be done with it!!  I'm a nurse, I'll clean up the blood!"  hahahahahaha.  That'll stop two fighting kids right in their tracks and completely question what bridge we had just made our mom jump off of!  We must have been pros!! 

HOWEVER, there's always, lying underneath, (sometimes very underneath) certainty that they'll always be there for you.  There's that unspoken "I love you" between sisters, even when you're at that fighting, "I hate you" stage! There's that, unconditional, not going anywhere bond between sisters.  And I sooooo much pray that Jaycee and Jaclyn remember daily that their sister is their next biggest fan (outside of me and their daddy!)

Jaycee has taken very well to her new role as the big sister.  The first week or two at home, was very questionable, but she now is head over heels in love with her!!  My heart melts watching her be such a loving, sweet, funny person for Jaclyn!!  She loves on her, watches over her, tells her "its ok" when she starts crying, reads her books, sings her lulabyes, wants to hold her every second of every day- and oh my gosh- every ounce of me that didn't want another child 2 years ago, could slap myself!! 

The pictures I have taken of these two together completely make my heart melt.  I am such a proud mom of these two little girls, and I only hope I can keep capturing these sweet moments as they grow up together.  Surely they can't fight every second of every day......right?!?!?! 

I just want them to count on each other, love each other, support each other, help each other.  I even want them to share secrets between the two of them (even if they don't tell me) b/c then I at least know there is a bond between them, a trust between them that is so imperitive!  I want them to grow together, as they grow into their own unique person.  I don't want them to be the same.  They don't have to play the same sports, like the same clothes, have the same friends, or any of that.

I just want them to know that they are respected, loved and valued as what they are to each other.  And if I can accomplish that, I'll be one proud, happy, heart filled- momma.  And they?  They will have an eternal, blood bonded, best friend.  Mission completed. 

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