Monday, November 3, 2014

Sisterly Love

I love watching my little girls play together. It's not always pretty - they often battle over who gets to call the shots - but even then it's always great to watch them figure things out together.

Recently we were at a family function and my girls escaped from the chaos to the quiet patio where I noticed they were sitting like this...



I went closer to the window to try to hear what they were saying but I couldn't. But they were laughing and smiling and it was a very lovely moment to witness...especially when my oldest daughter said something that made her little sister give her a big hug and a kiss. I nearly cried.



These are the little moments you want to remember. They are spontaneous and real. That is what makes them so special.

And while I am so glad I was able to capture a few candid photos to have a visual record of that moment...my true memory will be how I felt when they hugged. How my heart swelled at this display of sisterly love.

Later that day I asked my oldest what they were talking about. She said they were talking about how much fun it would be to live in a house that had holes in the roof. So that when it rained the house would fill up with water and they could swim from room to room.

Then she told her little sister that she would only want to live in that house with her. And that was the comment that provoked the hug and the kiss.

Ahh...sisterly love...right now it's all about swimming through houses and other wild and wonderful tales. Eventually it will be about boys and love and kids and life...I hope they are always there for each other. Sharing wonderful thoughts that prompt spontaneous hugs.

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