To my daughter,
When we first brought Pia home, I was so scared you would hate me. I was terrified of the hard adjustment you were going to have to make. I hated that you weren’t going to be getting the attention that you used to.
And then I saw you look at your little sister in wonder, and stroke her head. I knew then that it was going to be okay.
You’re such a great big sister, always wanting to touch her, hold her, help me with her. You really, genuniely love her. I love watching you with her. I can see how kind you are, how loving. I can almost see the woman that you’re going to be and it leaves me speechless. It brings me pride that we’ve done so well with you.
I know now that we’ve given you a great gift. We gave you a sister. Your life will be better because of this relationship, this bond.
I’m so proud of you, big sister. I love you beyond words, bigger than the sky. You humble me and bring me tears of joy.