Wednesday, January 30, 2008


When Brent and I first started thinking about having children I dreamed of having four boys. I felt pretty confident that is what God would give us so when Aaron was born and the doctor said "IT'S A BOY!" I said "Of course it is."

A year and a half later, when the doctor said "IT"S A GIRL!" I was in shock. What would I do? What would her name be? I don't like pink! Oh, it was an interesting time.

The only thing I knew at that moment was that this baby girl would need a sister.

Sisters are one of God's greatest gifts to me. I have two of them and my relationship with my sisters cannot be explained - it can only be experienced. We can have intimate conversations without having to explain details of our lives. We understand each other unlike any other relationship on earth. My daughter would need this.

"IT'S A GIRL!" said the doctor three years later. "Of course it is" I responded.

One of my greatest pleasures is to watch my girls (4 of them now!) together. They really enjoy each other and it is exciting to watch them grow in their relationships. One of my famous lines when I see them off giggling together is..."I love sisters."

In honor of sisters.........

3 sisters holding 3 sisters
(pre-adoption photo)

My pioneer girls


Brent Long said...

You have a great way of telling a story in your writing... this is a great post!

Kelly said...

Awww, I love my sisters too! And the pioneer girls are gorgeous!

CrazyMom said...

I love those pioneer girls! The blue eyes and blond hair remind me of Mary Ingalls, even though the mouthful of braces isn't terribly Ingalls-like. And the eyes hidden below the enormous brim of the bonnet is adorable. Thanks for being the sister I never had.