Now these two usually argue, fuss and fight (with crying in between-usually by me). About everything. They know how to get under each others skin and I'm not sure if the age difference helps or hurts the issue.
Don't get me wrong. I know siblings fight. It's a part of growing up and developing problem solving and relational skills. Still I try to encourage an environment of love and respect for one another. I try to teach them that they are sisters and that they are lucky to have each other. (I imagine that while I am saying this they hear the adult voice in the Charlie Brown cartoons).
Sometimes in the routine of life and in the midst of the bickering between siblings, I want to jump in the car and drive up north leaving my hubby to fend for himself. So when we have moments like this morning, it shows me that maybe, just maybe the words I sow into their life do not fall on stony ground and I feel encouraged.
What moments have you experienced that encouraged you as a mother (whether your baby is 3 months or 43)?