Once upon a time I gave birth to a second child. I knew it would change my oldest daughter’s life and it has, but it has changed it beyond what I would ever imagine. For so long all she wanted was a sibling. Sometimes we want things so badly and when we finally get them the excitement fades. It just isn’t quite like we imagined but for my daughter having a sister has exceeded her expectations and it has been as magical as she dreamed it would be.
Occasionally I will have a moment where I wonder what took me so long. Why didn’t I give my girl a sibling sooner? Her heart is a big one. She loves loving people. She is caring and nurturing and has made me so proud to be her mother. But then I will look at a photo of the two of them or the sound of their giggles will fill the room and in those moments I realize why I took so long. Had our timing been any different there would be no Lola. All of the time leading up to me being pregnant was to prepare our hearts and our lives for the blessing that was in store for us. The timing had to be so perfect that these two girls would receive the gift of sisterhood in each other.
Read more on celebrating the magic of sisterhood over at Disney Baby.
p.s. 25 sweet photos of Lola and her big sister.
(photo by Ria Reed photography)Tweet