For The Love of Baby Sisters

by Susan

The love that both Julia and Jackson shower upon their baby sisters continually amazes us.

Yesterday Janice shared a sweet story about Jackson ‘baptizing’ Olivia, and today I thought I’d share a few words from Julia.

The day after Christmas, Julia, Sophia and I sat on the couch amid the mess of new toys and baby clothes and Julia smothered her baby Sophia with kisses. She declared (as she does every day — several times a day), “I love my baby sister”.

But this time, afterwards she paused and then said so tenderly and thoughtfully, “Thank you Mommy.” And again she paused before continuing with complete sincerity, “Thank you for giving me Sophia.”

Julia and Sophia


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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Bess December 28, 2007 at 8:20 pm

Ohhhhh! Too adorable! I hope my little 2-year-old shows as much love to her new sibling that will be coming in July! :)

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2 Colleen December 28, 2007 at 8:50 pm

And now I’m crying. sniffle sniffle. That is just so precious.

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3 kelli December 28, 2007 at 9:28 pm

So sweet … and now documented for review when she’s about, oh, say … 13 or so :)

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4 QuietMom December 28, 2007 at 10:35 pm

Oh my goodness..brought tears to my eyes! How sweet!

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5 Nell December 28, 2007 at 10:53 pm

That is so sweet.

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6 jen December 29, 2007 at 12:50 am

awwwwwwwwwwwww that touches me lots
how sweet
and they do look beautiful

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7 Atasha December 29, 2007 at 1:37 am

I may be unusually emotional but this brought tears to my eyes. How sweet is that? They are beautiful

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8 Stephanie December 29, 2007 at 9:43 am

What a sweet little girl. They are precious!

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9 mama k December 29, 2007 at 10:06 am

melt my heart! how precious.

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10 Stephanie December 29, 2007 at 10:47 am

So sweet! I’m sure they’ll be friends for life! :)

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11 Audra Marie December 29, 2007 at 11:33 am

That is so precious. I love it when my kids love on each other. :)

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12 Hyperactive Lu December 29, 2007 at 11:53 am

How precious!

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13 Heather December 29, 2007 at 1:54 pm

Now that just makes a heart melt! So sweet!

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14 Kam December 29, 2007 at 4:14 pm

Awe that is just so sweet! Just yesterday when out in the car my 2 year old grabbed her brothers hand (almost 1 year old) and when she thought I wasn’t listening said, “brother I love you so much!”

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15 Angela December 29, 2007 at 4:28 pm

OK, that one made me cry! So precious.

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16 Janine December 29, 2007 at 5:32 pm

AWEEEEE… thanks for sharing! :) I hope our toddler does the same soon with #2 on the way.

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17 Enchanted Designs December 29, 2007 at 7:46 pm

That is so sweet!

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18 Shera - A Frog In My Soup December 29, 2007 at 8:24 pm

So precious! Your girls are so blessed to have each other, and Sophia is fortunate to have such a loving big sis! God Bless You, and Happy New Year!

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19 Twisted Cinderella December 29, 2007 at 9:13 pm

That is so sweet, it made this pg girl cry.

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20 Kristin December 29, 2007 at 11:36 pm

Awww. Sisters are the best! How cute you almost made me cry.

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21 Jennifer (Saving $$$ !) December 30, 2007 at 12:16 pm

That is so sweet! You need to journal that one in a scrapbook page!

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22 katie jean December 31, 2007 at 1:51 am

so sweet! and so beautiful. Sisters rule! thanks so much for sharing such a true moment.

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23 Colleen Palat January 2, 2008 at 2:06 pm

How adorable. You have some special girls, there!

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24 Jenna January 8, 2008 at 3:05 am

I love it!! So sweet.

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