My two daughters are very much different. My two daughters are very much alike.
One is 21 and one is 12 going on 35.
They are both brilliant, creative, fiery and stubborn to a fault.
They both feel everything fiercely, often too much for their own good.
Both are sensitive, yet loath to show it to anyone who has hurt them.
Their tears are treasures to them. Rightfully so, but it causes such pain when they keep their sorrow locked away.
Both hate to make the first move in a war of wills.
Abby, my oldest, does reach out and of course her little sister, Chloe, will reject her.
It exasperates me and breaks my heart. I try over and over to get it through to them how much each loves the other.
Deep down I know they realize it, but each is terrified of rejection.
They do text each other often. (Seems that phones are not for calling anymore)
I always encourage my youngest to text her older sister and invite her over. Often in between texts Chloe is occupied and asks me to answer for her.
One day I decided that answering Abby with just an “okay” wasn’t enough, so I added two ❤ ❤ and a ‘Love u’
I noticed the reply back had ” ❤ Love you too ” and Chloe’s face was beaming. She was so touched that her older sister loved her too.
Since then it seems they have grown closer. Chloe texts her older sister and confides in her about the pains and hurts she is feeling. Abby is more sensitive in dealing with her now and is always there for her with much more patience than before.
It may seem like a little thing, but to me it’s a little miracle and makes me feel such joy inside knowing that my two beautiful daughters know they are loved by the other.
I will never be afraid to nudge or fudge a little again. ❤
©justagirllost2 ~ Monique
*image mine. Abby (far left) Nick, and Chloe