Thursday, January 8

Loving Two revisited

I just reread the poem Loving Two I posted when Erin was born. It made me cry (of course), but I also really related to the part:

I watch how she adores you — as I have for so long. I see how excited you are by each of her new accomplishments. And I begin to realize that I haven’t taken something from you, I’ve given something to you.

I really and truly believe that. Erin ADORES Leah and Leah gets even more excited than we do when Erin does something new. They have each received something immeasurable by having a sibling, a sister. It is probably the best gift I could have ever given them. They may not think so at certain points in their lives, but I believe that ultimately they will look back and be grateful they have each other.

I am feeling sentimental this morning thinking about my kids, my future kids, and my family that I love so much.

5 comments:

Mandi said...

Great, now i'm going to be sentimental all day... :)

As a sister, I agree whole-heartedly. :)

Keri Donald said...

Awe! I'm going to reread the poem later today because I don't have the time to cry this morning, but that's SO sweet and I find that to be true with Corgan and Bellee too. :)

I'm really hoping that we'll have another girl eventually so that Bellee will have a sister because I think the sister bond is one of the strongest there is!

P.S. Your "word verification" for this comment is "latin". I think that's the first time that I've ever had a real word for that. :)

steschy said...

I love that poem! It makes so much sense....you got me crying over here! I want another baby....don't you?

Kristen said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I always read yours and don't comment enough, either :)

I love this post - it brightens my day as I'm still having some of the "oh, no" moments about having another munchkin :)

NaeNae said...

What a sweet post! Of course, having two girls myself, I too am crying over this poem. It also made me think about my relationship with MY sisters! I am so lucky to have them! I can't imagine what life would have been like without them!