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Lesson #25: This is good for the Big Sister.

on October 25, 2014

“But what about Ellie?” John asked, just a few moments after he met Tessa.  “This isn’t fair for her.  We’re gonna die someday, Mag, and this will be all on her.”

I had no response at the time, other than “oh well.”  But as a little time has passed, and we have reflected on where we are going, the realization that we have both come to is this:

We would do it for our siblings, too.

In reality, we have no idea what is in store for us.  But, Heaven forbid, if something were to happen to my brother or sister and they needed long term care, I’d do it in a heartbeat.  No questions asked.

Why would it be any different for these two?

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We had a little Indian Summer in the Chicago area today, so we visited a pumpkin farm that is run by a coworker of mine.  It was lovely.  🙂


Once you get past Tessa’s sweetness, please note Ellie making a “corn angel” in the background here…IMG_7738 Family Fun in a giant corn storage container…IMG_7736   IMG_7734 photo 3 photo 1 It was the first year that Ellie was brave enough to touch the animals!photo 2IMG_7715Gotta love looking into the direct sunlight for a family photo… especially when the children are being particularly uninterested in a picture.IMG_7718


2 responses to “Lesson #25: This is good for the Big Sister.

  1. Oneinamillion says:

    Corn angel. Love that kid. Such a great sense of humour.

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