It's a pretty special job, being the big sister. And not everyone is cut out for it. I mean, you have to always be on the look out for trouble. Making sure that little sister is safe and protected. You go first, to check and see that the road is clear. You are the sharer. The one more responsible, the one in charge, even when you have no idea what you are doing. The big sister has all the answers, and that is sometimes a lot of pressure.
And yet, some people are made to be the big sister. Not just because they were born first, but because it is in their nature. They are born ready to be the leader and to be their little sisters strongest support. I have the best big sister in the world, and ever since Cici came home she seemed to me to be made out of excellent big sister material, just like her mama. Which works out really well because we recently found out that Cici is about to be the newest big sister! What a lucky girl, to have a Mama that can show her how to do it just right.
Boo and Chris have been selected by a birth mother to be the forever family of a precious little girl. She is due in mid December, but they agency have told Boo and Chris to be ready to go any time after November 16th. These things are never certain, we do know that. Maybe more clearly than most. This isn't their baby until the birth mom gives her to them, but the agency says that she seems very sure. And we are moving forward from here like she is our baby. Things are in full fledged baby prep mode around here, and we are thrilled! Oh how we cannot wait to see the sweet face of this very special little sister.
The two best big sisters in the world cannot wait to meet the final member of their wonderful family.