Lately I have been thinking a lot about my oldest daughter. I guess the reason why is not only because she is growing a lot and becoming more of a little lady everyday but also because she is so independent and helpful. I see her and I am so proud of the person she is becoming. I see traits in her that I am positive I never had at her age and I can’t help but wonder if it’s because she is the oldest. I was the baby of our family and saw life from a completely different angle.
She ran into the room when her baby sister was crying and picked her up and told me that her sister wanted to play with her. She took her with her, but as she turned the huge dog bumped into her knocking her down with her sister in her arms. Now, I saw her, she got so scared. But, instead of letting go of her sister to put her arms down to break her own fall, she took the fall and wrapped herself around her sister so that the stroller that was right in front of them would not hit her baby sister but her. The poor thing ended up with a bruise on her arm and another on her leg and bum. After the incident she cried because she was so scared something had happened to her sister. The baby wasn’t even aware that something had gone wrong.
My oldest daughter is so kind hearted and such a mini-mommy. I see the love she has for her family. It must not be easy being her. After 6 yrs of being an only child we tell her that she is having a baby sister. My mother-in-law then told me something I will never forget. She said, “Can you imagine your husband coming up to you and telling you that he loves you so much that he decided to have another wife to keep you company.”
I would be beside myself! Now our second child, she is young and wants to touch and experience everything. She doesn’t care what belongs to whom and gets into everything. Well this enrages my oldest yet she is always there for her helping her reach things, teaching her stuff, and even calming her before bedtime. Now our middle daughter is learning to be a good older sister as well, learning by example from her older sister.
To all of you loving, caring, giving, selfless, truth-telling older sisters, I take my hat off to you! I can tell you that without our oldest child we would not be complete!