The divorce process forces children to grow up a little faster, at least it did for my kids. And, maybe that force is what has tightened the bond between the two of them at such a young age. Like every brother-sister relationship, my two argue every now and then, but it is extremely rare and always trivial. Titus has been away on a 3 day trip with my wonderful parents. I thought Cecely was going to lose her mind. She was not at all happy for him to be gone. We even had a "girl day", but Cecely said it felt wrong to go to the movies without Titus. I would call Titus at night, and Cecely would talk with him, or hang up and FaceTime with him. They would laugh and joke until I made them disconnect. Today, Cecely spent 4 hours of her day helping me clean out closets, go through clothes, and sort toys in her room and Titus' room. She did this with no complaining at all. When we were finished she said, "Titus is going to love this. I can't wait for him to come back home."
I have noticed this bond between them growing over the past 2+ years. When we travel, they want to sit together and be in the same room. If one doesn't go to their Dad's house, the other doesn't want to go either. If we plan something fun, they want to wait until both can participate. When we watch movies at home, they cuddle up on the couch together with a blanket. It is the sweetest, most genuine, and most innocent kind of love. I have spoken with their teachers over the course of the year, and I always am told how much they love each other and look out for each other. They have no problem standing up for one another. They are wired very differently and are on opposite ends of the academic spectrum, but they encourage the other to do their best, and they help one another. It's just incredible to watch. I feel confident that eventually, sans divorce, they would have come to this place as they matured. But, given the craziness of their lives and all of the change they have had to endure, the constant in their lives have been each other. It is such a blessing to behold. I pray that God will continue to strengthen that bond and that He will protect their special relationship. In spite of a terrible and emotionally exhausting divorce, I am so thankful that God has brought a beautiful relationship between Cecely and Titus. I am so glad He sees what I can't.