All I can say is that God is faithful and He answered all of those prayers! Riley absolutely adores his sister. It is the most precious thing to watch the two of them interact. He loves to help me feed and burp her. I think he'd try and change her diaper if I'd let him! If she begins to cry, he's the first one at her side saying, "It's ok, Ella!" The other day I was getting ready for church when Ella began to cry while sitting in her baby papasan chair. Riley walked over to her, knelt down and said, "It's ok, Ella! Nothing is going to hurt you!" Talk about melting a mama's heart! He's so sweet with her now, and I can't wait to see how their friendship grows in the next couple of years. I think they're going to have so much fun together once she starts walking and talking (if he'll let her get a word in!).
Here's a timeline in pictures of the sweet brother/sister love going on in our house...
|1st time holding his sister|
|Helping Grandma burp Ella|
|Pushing the swing for her|
|Chatting on the floor|
|One morning I was getting ready in the bathroom beside Ella's room. I walked into her room to find Riley laying beside her on the bed.|
|Feeling safe beside big brother|
|Fun times on the playmat|
|Riley serenading Ella with his guitar. Pretty sure the song of choice was "Jesus Loves Me."|
So very thankful for the blessing of raising these two precious children!