During the worst of the storms this evening Olivia became frightened at all the thunder and lighting and heavy winds. I would have assumed her instant reaction would have been to jump in either Josh or I's lap, but that was not the case. She said "Mommy I need to hold Kiley". I was touched by this beautiful expression of love and comfort, I feel it is something dear and special that is felt and shared between sisters. I sat Kiley in her lap and they both just sat there calm as can be. It really made my heart smile. As an older sister myself I remember that feeling so vividly, I found my little sister to be a very large source of comfort for me during times of distress, my instinct was always to protect her. I am grateful to see this same love shared between my girls. As I watched them tonight I could only hope the beauty of that moment would be something they would continue to share for the rest of their lives together.
|The storm as it was approaching|
|Olivia holding Kiley during the storm|
"The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend. ~Cali Rae Turner"