Monday, November 1, 2010


I remember being absolutely terrified about having a second baby. You always hear that love multiplies, even when you don't know where more is going to come from, but when you go from your first to your second, you just don't believe it...because you can't imagine. I thought I had put aside those fears midway through the pregnancy, but I was wrong. I remember beginning to get ready after the water broke...I was excited, packing, showering, dressing...then I looked over at my darling Gianna. She looked up at me with big eyes and a wad of Kleenexes trying to mop up the mess she made by knocking over a cup of water. And when I saw her effort, I lost it. I remember holding her in my arms for the last time before going into the hospital thinking "what have I done?" Little did I know, I would be giving her one of the greatest gifts I could...a sibling. Watching all the kids grow together teaching each other things we can't quite do as well ourselves...patience, sharing, kindness, generosity, understanding, gentleness, LOVE
And I will never be afraid again...

The greatest gifts we can give our children, are siblings...








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  1. What a WONDERFUL post. "The greatest gift we can give our children is a sibling." I say this all the time as well. So true.

    God bless!

  2. How sweet! Your girls are beautiful!

  3. You made me tear up! So true & so sweet! Give those babies a kiss from Auntie Jen! I love you all!

  4. It is very true! I felt the same way during pregnancy. Lucy came up to the hospital and kissed Eliza and looked so happy at having a sister. I knew right away I had done the right thing.