In My House

The Bond of Sisterhood

Almost exactly a year ago I found out I was expecting my second daughter. This news delighted me, and I could not wait to watch my daughters begin to develop what I hoped would be a lifelong friendship. Having no sisters of my own, I am fascinated by the strong, sometimes-tumultuous, fiercely loyal bond between sisters. Even as young as they are, I can see this between my girls.

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(Photo by Alyssa Crawford Photography)

I am so fortunate to be the person who, along with their Daddy, gets to nurture their independent spirits and help them find their own distinct personalities. I hope that even when they argue, and I know they will, they will always love each other and be there for one another. They are each individuals, yet compliment each other so beautifully.

No one makes my youngest daughter laugh the way her sister can. My oldest is a genuine protector of her baby sister, a characteristic that was present instantly the moment she met her in the hospital room. Both girls light up our world just by being in it.

Those of us without biological sisters find our “sisters” throughout life. I am blessed to have some very close friendships that withstand time and distance. These relationships sustain me when life gets tough. Those ladies are my sisters, not by blood, but by memories, shared laughter, and countless conversations. Whatever sisterhood means to you, there is no denying it is special and something to be cherished.

 

 

 

In My House

Sisters

While I was pregnant with my second daughter, the moment I most looked forward to was when my older daughter met her baby sister for the first time.

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It was truly the most precious moment of my entire life because I felt like my family was complete.

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I have been so proud of how well my older daughter has taken her first month as a big sister. There hasn’t been jealousy or anger, just pure love.

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I hope they will be close their entire lives. I know they will fight and argue at times, especially during the teenage years, but for now let me savor this…

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And this…

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And this…

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Photos by Alyssa Crawford Photography.