Anika started praying for a sister when she was two years old. She kept praying for three and a half years, and she never stopped believing that God would answer her prayers.
And then He did. I will never forget what it was like to call Anika from the hospital with the news that her baby sister had been born (and of course my mom captured the moment on camera!).
Anika just giggled. And kept giggling.
And now they giggle together.
They also fight a lot, the most popular reason being Kaylia’s large area of personal space, and Anika is forever getting in it, trying to hug and kiss her….while still refusing to share her toys. Things can get ugly at times.
But things can also be so beautiful, too.
One of the greatest joys of my life is watching our girls being sisters.
So, in honor of Kaylia’s birthday, I put together a little slideshow of Anika and Kaylia…