Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Like Theirs Sisters
Although they were born in different countries and in different decades and have different stories, it became apparent to me how much these two are like their older sisters. Brayan is the older brother, and he loves his younger sister, but he is independent and for the most part compliant. He wants to help and he wants to take care of his sister. Ariana was a lot like this when she was younger. For Sinia, the similarities struck while trying to put her to bed last night. She is an active little girl, with a big smile and wants to laugh and make people laugh. Going to sleep was not in the plan. She would fidget, and tickle her brother to get him laughing, which meant he couldn't fall asleep. When Alexa was young there were nights we would almost have to hold her down until she fell asleep. I found myself sitting on the side of the bed, holding her arms back from her brother, rubbing her back and humming a song lightly in the dark hotel room. About 30 minutes later, she was asleep. We all slept well, which is good as we have a full day ahead. It is great to see God's hands at work in forming our family. I have been truly blessed with a Godly wife, and then two wonderful daughters by birth, and now this journey of the blessing of a son and daughter by adoption. Thank you for your prayers and support.