Sophie was sitting in the hallway. She sat in front of their bedroom door...trying to get her message to them through the small gap under the door. "Kate...I want to tell you something." She repeated over...and over...and over again. Her pleas were ignored and she kept persisting.
We have two of our bedrooms set aside for the girls right now. Ellie and Sophie take turns sharing with Kate (she hasn't wanted her own room). Having three girls---we have to be diligent in encouraging togetherness and avoiding the two against one scenario.
I waited, hoping that the two older sisters would come around and listen to the little sister pleading at their door. They all continued. I walked down the hall and invited them to head to Sophie's bed to read. "If you aren't going to be nice---then you will stay together until...blah,blah,blah" I insisted. They picked a stack of books. They read...and read...and read. They laughed, giggled and cuddled. Although they were initially less than enthused as they were sent in together...they didn't want it to end when I called them for prayers.
There is a special magic in reading a book aloud to another person. Especially to those you love. I can't think of a better way to end a day. They may not realize it now---but they are so blessed to have each other. Danny and I are blessed to be a part of who they are together.