"Grieving the loss of a child is a process, it begins the day your child passes and ends the day the parent joins them."

Sunday, June 14, 2009


I can only imagine the love between two sisters. I am a sister, to two older bothers, but I have no sisters (2 sisters in-law though!). Ashleigh and Carly are what I imagine sisterly love is all about. These two are inseparable. Despite the 15 year age difference. Ashleigh is 22 and Carly is 7. Cary is attached to Ashleigh's hip whenever Ashleigh is at home. Ashleigh lost her name to that of "sissy", per Carly! Although, it doesn't bother Ashleigh at all. She is very proud to be known as 'Sissy'!

They love to spend time together. Play together. Read together. Play games together. Practice Carly's printing. Color. Watch T.V. You name it, they do it. I dread the day when Ashleigh finally moves out. After she completes her final semester at Western MI University this winter. Carly will be lost without Ashleigh around all the time and vise versa. We pray that Ashleigh will be able to get a job after finishing school. If not, she may be around a little longer than she expects to be. Which will be fine and dandy for Miss Carly.

This picture was taken at a local zoo in our area. In this picture, they were trying to get the attention of the lions. With no luck. Carly finally gave up!

Watch for the continuation of Carly's story this week. I haven't forgotten, I've just been somewhat sidetracked.
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2blessed2stress said...

What a beautiful picture! Our Ashley is just like that with the BC and D as well! It's so sweet that they are that close! :)

Stephanie said...

Such pretty girls, my oldest( my step daughter Aniela,22) moved to LA, last September and it was very difficult for the little sisters to adjust, I'll pray Ashleigh stays as long as possible.

Michelle said...

What a sweet post!

Heather said...

Beautiful girls and beautiful bond!How blessed they both are.How blessed you all are.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Awww they are so sweet together!!!