To my girls,
You have something special. You are too young to recognize it yet, but I spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to nourish and grow this special thing between the three of you. This special thing is the bond you share as sisters.
The bond between sisters is whispered at night when you’re supposed to be sleeping. It’s the look of mutual understanding you give each other when your parents are acting weird. It’s using your secret language and giggling when I try to ask what you’re saying. It’s offering your favorite toy when the other is sad. It’s swapping food at the dinner table and sharing popcorn on the couch. It’s washing each other’s hair in the bath and endless hours playing My Little Pony.
As you grow older, you’ll bicker and fight. You’ll take sides, complain and, I imagine, slam doors and yell. It’s the way of things. But, the second one of you is in trouble, or needs defending, or needs cheering – you’ll be the first line of defense for each other. Few people will understand you as thoroughly as a sister and few people will be able to love and support you the way a sister can. No matter the circumstances of life, you are in a club of your own.
I pray often that you all grow to maintain the happy, giggly, loving relationship you share now. From the oldest sister- always wanting to protect, guide, and take care of you younger girls to my sweet middle girl, who I imagine, will be the one who keeps you on your toes, but laughing the whole time. And of course our littlest will be the one chasing after you older girls, trying to copy all that you do. Take it all in stride. You each have an important part to play in the lives of the others. You are all so different, but made of the same materials. Love each other and cherish your sisterhood as I cherish each of you.
You are so blessed with each other, and I am beyond blessed to be your mom. I love watching you play. I love watching you bond. I love watching you grow as sisters.
Love you always,
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