To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or confidante—it is to have a soulmate for life. – Victoria Secunda
In yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday, I posted this photo of my daughters and promised to write more about it today. To put it simply, it’s about attachment. My girls love each other so, so much.
On Sunday, Maura had a little bit of a cold, so I thought it best that she miss her cousin’s birthday party, as it was at Chuck E. Cheese’s and I try to avoid those types of places during cold/flu season (or anytime… ha!)
I explained this to them, and after Maya tried to persuade me by pointing out that her sister’s “not that sick,” she finally shrugged her shoulders and went on her way with her dad.
Maura took a long, lovely nap. At dinner, she bounced up and down in her booster and declared, “I’m EXCITED, mommy!” “Why?” I asked. “I’m SO excited to see mah sistah!”
Another 2 hours went by until we finally heard the doorbell. “She’s home, she’s home!” she exclaimed. She barely gave Maya enough time to take off her coat, when she went in for the hug.
What you can’t tell from the photos is how long this embrace lasted. Long enough for me to find my camera and run back. Long enough for Maya to look over at me and smile. It was a memorable moment… all due to a 4-hour absence.
|“I missed you, sistah.” ~ “I missed you, too, baby!”
||“I wuv you.” ~ “Awww, I love you, too!”
I’m grateful that they have each other. Maya dotes on her younger sister, always wanting to include her in everything she does. They eat, play, and take baths together. She loves helping her get dressed, making her snacks, and during potty-training, was her biggest cheerleader. Maya’s the first person Maura calls for when she wakes up in the morning, and the last person she says good night to at bedtime. Sure, they bicker over a toy every now and then, but more often than not, they get along perfectly.
What are we going to do when big sis goes to kindergarten next year? I say “we” because it’s going to be just as hard for me to deal with!
Lauralee Hensley says
How wonderful. I felt close like that to my younger sister, who was only 15 months younger in age.
I’m still close to her.
Not so close to my older sister though.
that was a beautiful post. It is sister love, but it is the mama who raised them to be like that. Not many siblings share that kind of love and it is the parents that help nurture this relationship.
Tara H. says
awww that is so cute!! my two little ones just fight and fight, but have their “loving” moments also. 🙂
Ann W. says
My little girls are the same way. Sometimes, it brings tears to my eyes because they love each other so much! When they started Sunday school they were in separate classes, when the saw each other in the hall afterwards, they went running to each other and hugged and said, “I Love you!” It was darling!
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Tara @ Feels Like Home says
This is so sweet, M. So very sweet. I can just imagine how it must have looked in person. 🙂
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Cheryl W. says
My daughters have such an age difference. My oldest would be 20 this year (passed away), my middle is 16 and my youngest is 5. Well as you can imagine, my youngest worships her older sisters. Now when my middle daughter goes to a friends house, the youngest cries for about 10 minutes because her sissy left her. When sissy finally arrives home it is a total love fest. I observe in amazement of the love between two sisters. I think out of the tragedy of losing one sister, the gift of never taking those moments together for granted, is inscribed on their hearts forever.