By Ana ReneeBear hugs
Reciting Bible verses
Seeing first steps and hearing first words
Building with Legos
Comforting their hurts
Testing out their toys
Tickling, teasing, laughing
Changing all those diapers
Learning vehicle names
Playing dolls again
Cleaning up their messes
Hearing about discoveries
Reading books . . . and more books
Ironing their clothes
Feeling tiny hands cling to my own
Hugs that come “just because”
Birthday cards with misspelled words
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How often do I take all these precious joys for granted?
What better way to grow up than having younger siblings to share my days with?
How often do I dwell on the negatives and neglect the many positives?
How soon will they grow up and no longer need help “taking down the blocks” or “opening the door?”
Lord, help me to daily count the joys of being a Big Sister.