Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Now It's Bekah's Turn

So, last week was Maija's first full week of kindergarten. She actually started the week before that, but anyway... On Maija's first day of school Rebekah cried and cried after Maija got out of the car. Then she told me a few times that afternoon that she missed Maija, and when is Maija coming home? These girls have been together pretty much 24/7 for the last 8 months.

Now today it was Bekah's turn to have her first day; she started preschool. It just so happens that Bekah's preschool and Maija's kindergarten do not overlap at all, which means they won't be seeing each other all day. This morning we all woke up a little earlier than normal and I got Bekah all ready for her first day at preschool. Suddenly, when it was time for Bekah to leave, Maija started crying. Then after returning home from dropping Bekah off, Maija burst into tears and cried and cried. I asked her, "What's the matter? Why are you crying?" And Maija said, "I don't know!" I think i've felt that way before :-) Finally, she admitted that she was sad that Bekah was gone.

These two girls' reactions have really surprised me. I knew they might miss each other, but I did not expect the tears and sorrow they experienced. Although I was sorry they were sad, for the most part it warmed my heart. As a mother there's nothing better than seeing your children love and serve each other. At the end of the day when Maija got home from kindergarten, Bekah yelled, "Maija!!!" And they hugged. Adorable! I hope they will always stay close.


Tammy said...

2 days until the big court date and things seem to be keeping you on your toes at home! You have done an amazing job raising your kids -
Those sweet girls are amazing :) There is nothing like the connection between sisters!

ginger said...

that is so sweet! My 2 big kids started school today & Shay keeps asking for them so she has someone to play with :)

L. said...

That is soooooo sweet! Enjoy it now; there will be a striking (perhaps downright mean) hiatus between them from about ages 9 to 16, after which they will again be the closest of friends for life. I just feel sad for the younger sister. She gets the brunt. I was one of those.

But YOU were probably NEVER mean to Barb. How's she doing?

Tammy said...

I am dying to know how things went today! Post! Post! (in your spare time between doing the baby, school, the kids, dinner, hubby, church, etc. etc.)

kimberlinga said...


You are so great to remember the finalization is on the 13th, but it's actually September 13th not today. We've still got a month to go. That may be a good thing though since the lawyer is still working on gathering all the paperwork.

Thanks for thinking of us!

Tammy said...

Dang! Sorry - my brain is on overload. I've been on pins and needles all day for no reason! I'll hold off until next month :)

Omgirl said...

Wow. That is awesome. And rare. Daphne and Beck get along OK, but I don't think they've ever missed each other like that. Mostly Beck is sad when Daphne has gone to school because he doesn't get to go. but he will this year, yeah! Anyway, savor that friendship.