Heart-Melting AdorationCasey Mullins
The latest activity in our house over winter break has been elaborate plays put on by Addie, however no one is allowed to sit down and watch them except for Vivi. Yesterday’s play was about a princess and her magic tree that were lost in the forest, they had to run through the zombie land (uh, is this the only house where zombies are en vogue?) and then tiptoe through the poop swamp.
This photo, it makes my heart swell.
While Vivi is a spectacular baby, having Addie around as her big sister is the icing on the cake, the sprinkles on the ice cream, they syrup on the pancakes…life is complete and blissful when the two of them are around.
I’m sure there are a few readers who would like for me to get over myself already and quit talking about how in love I am with these two little people, but I’m not going to stop for good reason.
I fought so long and hard for both of these little girls. I don’t have any other close friends who have kids as far apart as these two and so it’s completely new and unique to me in more ways than one. The boundless energy of the big one so perfectly matches up with the captivated stares of the little one. It’s an absolute blessing to be their mom individually, but to be able to watch this impenetrable relationship between the two of them grow? It’s one of the best things I’ve ever been witness to.
I have hours of Addie talking to, singing to and playing with Vivi on video. I have so many moments locked away in my memory and in my heart of the two of them together. When we’re in the car Vivi cranes her neck as far as she can just so she can see her sister do whatever she happens to be doing. Vivi laughs hardest at Addie and yesterday at a stop light Addie said “Vivi, you’re the best baby sister ever and we’re going to be friends forever.”
And just like that my heart melted all over again and I knew that everything I went through, every fight I fought to get these girls here was worth it.
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