I'm not sure if as a child I recognized how lucky I was to have my two sisters.
Erin and I were very close in age and were a combination of best friends, rivals, and antagonists all at the same time. Mira was born when I was almost five and I was so proud I could hardly stand it. I used to pretend that she was my baby.
Over the years our relationships changed. Erin and I had our years of arguing, and then our years of growing close and becoming incredible friends. Mira was younger, but was such an old soul, and so beloved by all of us, that the age difference didn't matter much.
As an adult my sisters are two of my very best friends and two of the people I admire the most. The only thing I'd change at all is the physical distance between the three of us.
They are the reasons that as a child I could only picture myself with daughters of my own.
This week I have been thrilled to learn that Cora will have her very own little sister in just a few short months. I can't say that I know what their relationship will be like, or really anything about it just yet. But I can't help smiling as I remember this again and again, and I know just how lucky my girls will be to have one another.