“Remi: ‘Goodnight Bubs, I love you.’ *Signs I love you.*
Riggs: *Looks up at his sister and signs I love you back.*
And she cried. She sat on the end of the bed and cried.
Because all of these moments we all pray so hard for–she prays for, too. And tonight, it happened for her. He told her he loved her. For the first time in his life. And God let me witness it.
Their bond is the most sacred thing in my life. If you’ve spent any time with the two of them together, you can’t help but witness the true beautiful of their relationship.
But this doesn’t mean it isn’t hard for her. And honestly, sometimes I forget she’s starting to see the differences, too. Her little brother is four years old and he should, by all definitions, be able to talk to her.
My house should be filled with a 4- and 5-year-old laughing and fighting and arguing and tattling on each other. But it’s different. And there was a time on this journey where I thought the silence would be deafening as she got older and began to see the reality of what we were actually dealing with.
But instead, together, they find a way to fill our house with all of the things I thought we would miss out on. And it’s with their own kind of laughter and mischief and noise. But it’s perfect and no less filled with all of the sounds of childhood. And for me, it’s more special because it’s a world they get to share that’s all their own.
And the true beauty in it all, is that by some undeserving miracle, God continues to give me a front row seat.”
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