We hoped that Briar would accept her new sibling and that Avery would fit into our little family. We had hoped that we would be able to make it work. I don’t think we ever imagined that we would see such mutual delight so early.
Watching these two girls get to know each other, seeing Briar weigh the pros and cons of sharing, witnessing Avery’s gritty determination to walk after Briar and talk to her…I could not have scripted a better first 6 months. I am prepared for the cat fights in the future, but as a sister, I feel pretty confident that if push came to shove and I called Abbie in the middle of the night for any reason, she would drop everything to make whatever it was better. I think that’s just about the greatest gift a parent can give. Thanks Mom, thanks Abs.