Sometimes I worry about the 4 years between Ava and Paige. I wonder if they’ll be close like my sister and I were (well, we still are) growing up. If Ava will want to play dress up and dolls, and Paige will think that’s too “immature” for her. I think about how when Paige will be 16 Ava will be 12, and possibly getting on her nerves by her desire to follow her around everywhere.
Then I come across them like this. Snuggled on Paige's bed, Paige reading a book to Ava and I realize it doesn’t matter. They are sisters. Sisters have a bond that years erase. Yes, they’ll have fights, and power struggles. But not because they’re 4 years apart. Natasha and I are 18 months apart and we went through that phase. No, it’ll be because they’re sisters. I’m sure Paige will love teaching Ava all about hair, shoes (Paige LOVES shoes), make-up, and heaven forbid, maybe even boys!
My girls. I’m so thankful for them. For the joy they bring to my life. For having the privilege of being able to be THEIR mom, teacher, and friend. Because I’m hoping that what Paige decides to teach Ava some day, will be a reflection of what I’ve taught her.