Last night, we were driving to Tra*der Jo*es, and AnnaClaire said, "I just love you Kate." After saying it a few times to her baby sister, Kate looked at AC and said, "I love you, too, Claire!"
So many times, we get asked, "Are they REAL sisters?"
First of all, does it REALLY matter to same random person at Wal*Mart or wherever else we might be?
But getting past the initial annoyance over that question, here is my honest answer. YES. They are real sisters. In fact, they couldn't BE more of sisters. Sure, they might be from different provinces of China and they might've been born from different birth mothers. But do you know what? God perfectly and miraculously brought them together as SISTERS. He brought them together from completely different provinces at completely different times into one state, one city, one home, one FAMILY... to be sisters. It isn't the DNA that makes them related... it's the love and it's the miracle of adoption. And as I listen to my sweet girls giggles coming from under the blanket, as they "hid" from Mom at bed time, AnnaClaire whispering, "Shhhh.. don't say anything!" and Kate just giggling away... and as I peek at them all snuggled up watching Do*ra, covered in blankies... and as I watch them hug and kiss goodnight every night before bedtime... and as I listen to them telling eachother that the love eachother... and as I hear AnnaClaire excitedly tell people about her baby sister, Kate Cakes... I can't see how anyone would say that they aren't sisters.