Ever since Asa was a baby in the infant carrier, he has gazed at Lydia with adoring eyes. Lydia loves to kiss him, hug him and help him. I love hearing her run down the stairs in the morning yelling, “Aseeyyyy!” When Asa hears Lydia in the other room he jumps, screeches and starts signing “Lydia”.
I am amazed at the depth of their emotion for each other already. They are really the example of “love at first sight”! This is so what I want for them, though. I want them to be best friends forever. (ha! bffs!) I want them to always see their past tying the two of them close together for the future.
This morning they were playing together upstairs while I was downstairs. Suddenly, Lydia yelled, “MOMMY! MOMMY!” I ran upstairs thinking someone was hurt and Lydia said, “Asa messed up all my stuff!” And she was so cute and so not whiny that I just laughed and gave her a hug.
I said, “You know what? Asa is a baby. And for the next 2 years AT LEAST he will be messing up your stuff. He just doesn’t know how to play yet. So, you’re going to have to be a big sister and say, ‘It’s ok, Asa. I love you more than my toys!’“
She smiled and gave Asa big kisses while he squealed and squealed. I know this will not be the typical tattling session when they are 7 and 9. But I can pray it is. And I can plant the seeds now. I can cultivate their love.
Lydia + Asa.