And then I watch them together.
I watch how her little mouth opens up like a baby bird when he gets close, how she seems to hang on to every word he says as if it's the sweetest sound she's ever heard. And him, how he tests the waters with us almost daily, yet has been nothing but sweet, loving, and incredibly patient with her since the day we brought her into his life. I've witnessed a new kind of love watching them as brother and sister. A love that is innocent, effortless, and accepting. I may not do everything right when it comes to this balance thing, but watching their bond blossom and flourish has been one of my greatest gifts.