This afternoon Raya requested a photoshoot with her sister. She told me where to lay Brielle and she said "cheese!" haha. She loves her sister so much, it makes me smile :-) Today she started calling Brielle by name too, rather than "sissy"...she's growing up too fast!
So here's my ode to their sisterly bond. You can thank Raya for the multitude of pictures!
"If you don't understand how a girl could both love her sister dearly and want to ring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child."
"Sisters are flowers from the same garden."
"All because two people fell in love."
"Sisters by chance, friends by choice."
"A sister is someone who knows everything about you and loves you anyways."
"I'm smiling because I am your sister. I'm laughing because there is nothing you can do about it!"
"I loved you too much to just be your friend so God let me be your sister."
"Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."
"I smile because you are my sister."
"When Mom and Dad don't understand, a sister always will."
"An older sister is a friend and defender--a listener, conspirator, a counselor, and sharer of delights. And sorrows too."
"Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there. Defending you against all comers."
I've spoiled Miss Raya a lot in her short life....but the best thing I ever gave her was her "sissy." I'm so happy that they have each other :-)
*Don't miss my earlier update from today!! I just couldn't pass up spreading the sisterly love tonight haha*