Brother and sister? Friends? Coexistent inhabitants of the same household?
All I know is that from their earliest memories they had each other.
Feb. 26, 2008- day after Sariyah came to us.
Sariyah- 2 months, Adrian- 4 months
Her little heart broke when he left too.
November 2008- the last picture taken of Adrian before he was taken from our arms.
Sariyah… kissing her Adrian
And when he returned…
Sept. 10, 2009- the day after Adrian returned to us.
… It was as if 10 months had never passed.
And though they don’t play WITH each other as much as they used to, I was reminded today for a brief moment how long they have been in each other’s lives and that while their interests and personalities have changed greatly, they have a bond that has developed over the past 4 years.
I don’t know what that bond is called… All I know is that they are Adrian and Sariyah, twins that are 2 months apart, who can understand each other’s language better than anyone else, fight like cats and dogs, partners in many, many crimes here at home, each other’s first friends, giggle partners…
… with a bond that wasn’t made by blood; one that is stronger and deeper than any label.