|Drew proposed on July 28th, making Mollie's birthday extra special|
By the time my youngest sister, Mollie, came into my life I had learned something important about babies from Abbie: they grow up way too quickly. So, I used to sneak into her room at night and rock her for awhile, sleeping cherub that she was, soak up the feeling of her weight in my arms, inhale the scent of Johnson and Johnson shampoo on her freshly washed black hair and kiss her face again and again, knowing that moments like these were fleeting. I wanted to eat her perfectly round cheeks (in the nicest way possible, of course). I was ten years-old and absolutely smitten with my baby sister.
I still am. And now she’s engaged. And driving across the country to Colorado. And eventually moving there to start a new life without me (selfish, I know). Did I mention that my baby sister is engaged?!
|My little sisters way back when. My heart swells with love for them both.|
|Patch and Maddy burying Drew in the sand|
It was wonderful to see Mols and Drew so excited; planning for the future and all that it holds for them. Drew was fantastic with the kids and dominated at Mexican Train Dominos so he’s a keeper in my book.
Watching Mollie plot out the rest of her adult life this past week I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic for my little Mouse and those precious moments in the nursery when I felt I could never let her go. The girl who would dance and sing with me and the sisters, dress up the dog and make silly home videos. Oh wait, we still do that. Never mind. Carry on.