After all that has been said and done to my sweet miracle, I am finding it hard not giving her most of what she wants...I don't want to create a bratty monster. In fact, she really doesn't ask for or demand anything. But she blew me away Friday evening when she asked me for a sister. So, after my best friend, who is pregnant and due tomorrow, leaves Gracie says, "I want a sister." "A what?" I ask her because I couldn't really understand what she was saying. I start naming things around the room and she shakes her head no, that wasn't what she wanted. Finally she said it slowly, "I want a sisss-taaaahhh, please, please, please." "A sister?" She nods her head yes very vigorously and continues with her sweet please, please, please plea. I said to her, we can talk about it when you get healthy. She grins and nods like she has won the lottery. I think she thinks she is going to get a sister and it'll be fun. I volunteered my best friend's new baby to be a trial sister for her but she said that she wanted her own. She didn't want a baby sister though. She wants a younger sister who she can play with. I honestly have always imagined having a second child, a sibling for my sweet girl. However, in light of her serious health issues, I took it off the table so the focus would always be Gracie and I never wanted a sibling to ever feel slighted because of the attention to Gracie's health. We talked about how a sister would affect our life, not being able to travel as much, etc. She briefly changed her mind but went back to wanting a little sister. She totally threw me a curve ball...she had totally been okay with being an only child and now she wants a sister. Something to think about. Not immediately. Maybe in the future.