Sunday, August 28, 2011
"There were never such devoted sisters,
Never had to have a chaperone, no sir,
I'm there to keep my eye on her
Every little thing that we are wearing
When a certain gentleman arrived from rome
She wore the dress, and I stayed home
All kinds of weather, we stick together
The same in the rain and sun
Two different faces, but in tight places
We think and we act as one
Those who've seen us
Know that not a thing could come between us
Many men have tried to split us up, but no one can
Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister
And lord help the sister, who comes between me and my man"
Because I lurve (not only love but lurve) old movies, I am required to love White Christmas. And I really do.
(Hello Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye!)
I also am a big fan of my sister. And when Chad and I found out that Linley was getting a sister we were thrilled...sisters are just such a novel concept, such a good idea God. Thanks for that.
Unfortunately when Piper was diagnosed and the last two years have been so very bad at times, the bonding part for her and Linley was ridiculous. A whole lot of one step forward and 72 steps back. When we were home and Piper was feeling well we were blessed to see them connect. When we were here and Piper was sick she could be downright mean to her big sister...such a horrible thing for Linley to go through. Many times I found myself crying because so much was out of my control and I so want my girls to love each other or honestly, just tolerate each other, OK?
Flash forward to May and bonding began happening. In the morning it was Linley that Piper called out for and it was Linley she requested her breakfast from and it was Linley she chose to sit with her on the couch and watch movies with. Often she was looking for her "nini" and often she was attempting to go and do what her big sister was going and doing. I don't have to tell you how joyful those tears were from me at those sweet times.
Now we are here doing leukemia again and one of my biggest worries has been the effect this was going to have on the girls relationship. Remember please, we are treating Piper for a cure and a future...hopefully one filled with bedtime giggles, girly makeovers and someday maybe double dates with her big sister. This is why we have Linley up here with Piper and us each weekend. Yes it makes the day busier and no the girls don't always get along but Linley and Piper WILL love each other, dag nab it.
The proof is from these picture I snapped this weekend...