Today a friend and her daughter came over, the friend and I have been friends, seems like forever, but it’s really been about 25 years. lol.
Her daughter is 6 days older than Youngest, and it was so fun to see them together. I took pictures of course, mainly for youngest’s benefit since he’s always had a huge crush on the girl. But also for my own benefit. I told them today, the two of them have basically been friends since before they were born.
When youngest was born, my friend came to see me in the hospital to see us, and brought her daughter with her. They first met there in the hospital, laying the hospital bed side by side. I remember a nurse come in to do vitals on youngest, he was only about 12 hours old, and she say the girl and youngest side by side, and said ” I didn’t know you had twins!” lol.
As they got older, around 3, a boy at church would always run up to her and grab her hand, youngest would go up and say, NO, that’s my girl! and pull her hand away. She would tell everyone that youngest was her husband.
They’ve climbed trees together, made mud pies together, tormented her younger brother’s together, and just generally grew up being great friends together.
Youngest is shy, really quiet. Around the Girl, he doesn’t have to be. He doesn’t feel the pressure to be someone he isn’t, or that he won’t measure up because he wears glasses, or has acne. He can just be himself. It was good to see them together today. She has grown in to a gorgeous young woman. I know the crush is still there. It probably always will be, but at least, they both know that above all else, they are friends for life.