This photo represents so much about our family. JJ has been a part of our family since he was 4 weeks old. Although he’s my nephew, we’re raising him as our own.
Having always been in each other’s life, Serenity and JJ don’t know each other as anything other than siblings. They do everything together and are pretty much inseparable. We get asked so often if they are twins that we’ve started to just reply Yes.
Serenity, being two months older than JJ, often takes on the role of big sister, taking JJ’s hand and leading him in the right direction.
Having two toddlers in our home makes for an interesting, energetic and wild ride. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. When I tell people of the circumstances, they often tell me that we are such a blessing to JJ. But, in reality, he is the blessing to us. And I can’t think of a better gift to Serenity than to know sibling love.