The Making of a Sister & Brother
"Mom, do you think Tristan will know I am his sister when we meet?"
Watching Brooklynn naturally fall into the roll of "jie-jie" (big sister in Chinese) has been one of my greatest joys to watch. She was born to be a sister. And over these last 9 months, it has been such an incredible blessing to watch her jump right into the role.
So much has changed in these past 9 months. So much of our daily life, routine, tasks, have shifted. But shifted for the better as with any addition to the family. But one thing is so true, I am BEYOND grateful for her and the help she is to me with Tristan.
In a few weeks we will begin our 4th year of homeschooling. I am apprehensive and don't feel ready one bit, but I know that it will be a great year. And the maturity and growth Brooklynn has shown over the last 9 months will be a huge benefit to our year. Not to mention, being a part of such an incredible homeschool community and program is a huge part of our success EACH year!
Tristan too has grown in such amazing ways. When we first arrived home, the concept of toys and playing were nonexistent to him. He didn't know HOW to play. And watching his little mind grow and expand and come alive these last 9 months has been miraculous to watch. His vocabulary and desire to talk is so fun to experience. And watching his little engineer driven brain try and figure out how something works is really awesome to witness.
9 months ago these two were alone in their own unique way. But God has knit these two together and I am so grateful I have the opportunity to be a part of their journey in bringing these two siblings together.