Each of our girls has a scrapbook that we stick memorabilia into.
Sometimes they go between home and school. It's a casual affair and often we forget to update them.
I opened Natty's yesterday to stick in a piece of artwork and this is what I found (word for word, spelling for spelling).
I have a lump in my throat typing this up...
Messig From Mia
I love you so much
and you are the best sister
in the world and so preshus to me.
You are so important to me
and if you weren't in this world
my life woudn't be the same
and that would be terrible.
So, I love you very much and you mean evrything to me
Lots and lots of love from Mia xxx
And so you see, all my fears for Mia when Natty entered her world, that she would hinder her, hold her back were unfounded. Yes, she takes up a lot of attention sometimes, but we make sure that Mia has plenty of alone time with each of us. Now I can see that the young woman Mia is turning into is caring, thoughtful and sensitive to others. She is always the first to tell schoolmates that 'we are all different'. Read Mia's blog post Mia's thoughts about her little sister Natty here.