My son has a sister

It’s complicated. Mikey and his sister were split up while in foster care, and that’s a story for another day. As it stands, my goal is to have The Girlie at our house at least once a month. We have gone long stretches without seeing her and it feels better for everyone when the relationship is more consistent. She refers to me as Auntie or Auntie Janet (and Uncle Dennis). She calls the woman who she has lived with since she was 4, Nana, which fits her perfectly. When she refers to her mother it means her biological mother with whom she still has contact – told you it’s complicated.

Gavin wants to know what The Girlie’s relationship is to him. I told him that he gets to pick how he would like to refer to her because it is so unique. The Girlie comes to visit and exhibits her maternal attachment to Mikey which can cause Gavin a little stress – he likes to be the boss of Mikey! But for the most part, it is a pleasant time for everyone.

It makes me feel good knowing that I can help Mikey and his sister maintain a relationship. I know that it is not optimal to be raised apart, but we can only work with what we have…

…and what we have is a good thing.

2 thoughts on “My son has a sister

  1. Lori

    Mikey looks elated to have his arm around his big sister! So cute 🙂 Haven’t seen her since she was so little, she is so tall now, and pretty 🙂 Hope you had fun!

    This morning we read a devotional about doing fun things, i said that i like to go visit aunt janet for fun and ellie said ” I love baby seany”…

    Love you, If i don’t see you this week will see you next.

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