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So it's official - I've seen it with my own eyes twice now - Alice is getting a little sister for Christmas! We weren't hoping for anything more than the other, but Jon and I have both said we feel that we're meant to be parents to daughters. I guess we were right!
Sisters are really something special, and I am really happy that we'll have daughters who get to experience that relationship. I hope that their closeness in age will translate into a close relationship from the beginning, so they can enjoy all the benefits of sisterhood their whole life.
My best friend got teary when she found out and told me how much having sisters meant to her growing up. My own sister also got teary, and I hope it's because our relationship means something special to her, too. No one makes me laugh harder than my sister, and no one understands the things that make me laugh the way she does. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have someone to laugh about our parents with, or to laugh about things that no one else finds funny.
I hope my daughters have that in each other. I hope that Jon and I can help ensure that there is more laughter than sibling rivalry in our house. I hope I can teach Alice how important it is to be a big sister, and to be a better big sister than I was growing up. Here's to sisters, a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.
|Me & my baby sister.|