Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Big Sister

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. 

big sisters
The two best big sisters in the world cannot wait to meet the final member of their wonderful family.


  1. EEEEKKKKK! I'm so excited for your sister and your family! Woo hoo!

  2. Yay! So excited for Boo & Chris's new addition! Can't wait to hear all about it!! Being Auntie Sarah is awesomeness! (I love it myself)

  3. Oh how exciting!!

    I love that you share this with us and wonder if one day Boo might be so kind as to write a guest blog post about it (is that too cheeky of me to ask?) as Tim and I are contemplating adoption in the future to give Oscar a younger brother or sister and it would be great to hear about the experience from someone who has been through it.

    Also, we were extremely blessed to be given so many beautiful handknitted cardigans and jumpers and Oscar is growing so fast he won't be in them long. Some are suitable for either a girl or boy so if you like I could send a couple over for the new arrival? I'd love to pass them on to someone special and who is more special than a new addition to your family? If you email a postal address I can get down to the post office over the next few weeks x

  4. That is such wonderful news. I have a really great big sister too.

  5. yay!!! so glad to hear good things!!! :)

  6. That's lovely. Hurrah for big sisters!


  7. How exciting! Hope everything will continue to go as planned and Cici will be a big sister soon!