The connection these girls have is beautiful!
Before Abby even met Emily, she loved her. We talk about Emily a fair amount at home (and a lot more now that she's visited!) and Abby was anxious for her to come on the day of her arrival. After her nap, "Is she here yet?" When I explained that we have to pick her up from the airport, "Are we going to get Emily yet?" When the door opened, "Is that Emily?"
While Abby played the normal I'm-too-shy-to-give-you-hugs card when we first saw Emily at baggage claim, she very quickly warmed up when we got home!
She even told Emily (without any provoking or even discussion) that they are Best Friends Forever! (She said Anna is still her best friend too, though!)
There was an instant connection between them--like Abby just knew that Emily was a kindred spirit. She certainly doesn't understand the magnitude of having Emily visit, but she definitely understands that they have a special bond.
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