Saturday, October 31, 2009

just two girls

I don't have a sister. I didn't have a lot of girl friends growing up, either. Having two brothers, I always seemed to relate better to boys. But it never stopped me from wondering what it would be like to have a sister, to grow up with another girl as my friend and playmate.

In my late twenties I met Kelly. Over the course of many months, she became one of my dearest friends. Then one day I had Maddie. Seven months later came Nicole. We couldn't wait for them to be friends. And now, the two are like sisters. They love each other and delight in spending time together. Also, neither girl is afraid to let go and just be herself in the other's presence (aka fighting like siblings).

And so it is with great joy that I watch these two, blue eyes and brown, as they experience life side-by-side.


The Holbrook Family said...

ahh...becky...this is so true. being sister-less myself makes me treasure my "sistership" with you and maddie and nicole being sisterly to each other. i love you to pieces!

Susan said...

This is so special - wow, it made my heart melt! I love the way you described it and the pictures make it so real. Love it!