I never had a sister, but I wished for one. Especially as I got to my teenage years, it would have been nice to watch someone else go through the years ahead of me. My only cousins were both boys and younger than us.
As a mother, it's fun to watch sisters. My two girls, while four years apart, are great sisters most of the time. They will play, dance and sing together. M will show A the moves and A will copy them with laughter and giggles. Watching how different and yet how alike they are has been fun. My husband and I laugh that they will grow up wishing for the other's hair. M's is naturally full of body, thick, uncontrollable and she has lots. A's hair is thin, flat and grows slowly.
Last night, the sisters had a sleepover in M's room. We pulled out her trundle, brought up a portable DVD player, and they got in jammie's to watch a movie before bed. Then they talked for a while before sleep overcame them. They were so excited to get to do this while their brother was away at a friend's house. Sisters, It's really a fun relationship to watch!
I can remember when I was pregnant with A how I silently prayed that she would be a girl so M would have a sister. I figured, since they would be closer in age, it would make the most sense if they were the same gender. While they will never be in the same school at the same time, get to play on sports teams together, or go to school dances, they will be forever linked to one another. They will get to share secrets and trade information on dating, makeup, and someday mothering. What a blessing.
I have to admit that I am a softy when it comes to old movies with dancing and singing. I love to watch Singing in the Rain, Sound of Music, and, of course, White Christmas with Bing Crosby. I silently wished I had a sister so that we could go on the road together dancing and singing in night clubs wearing adorable outfits. Of course, the singing and dancing talents aren't really there nor is the old fashioned night club in vogue, but a girl can dream.
The thing my heart misses the most is a sister to do all those things with or to lay in bed at a sleepover and whisper with. I think God knew what he was doing when he sent two little girls to our family. They can be sisters. I can watch and encourage and nourish their relationship forever. I get to cheer on the sisters.
I might even sing the "Sisters Song" from White Christmas "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viYdCnHVEL4 in my head a little bit each day.
Who knows with their dancing talents maybe M and A will be taking their "sister act" on the road someday. Hope I get some say in the costumes. I'm thinking White Christmas II.