Marie-Grace lied wide awake in her bed. She had been trying for hours to get to sleep, but the excitement of having a new baby sister kept her awake.
“I just have to look at her one more time.” Marie-Grace said to herself and jumped out of bed.
“Oh, Abby! I can’t believe you’re really real!” Marie-Grace whispered.
“I can’t wait until you’re a little bigger, so we can play games and dress up together.”
Marie-Grace bent over and softly kissed Abby’s head.
Then she went back to bed and fell asleep with a smile.
An hour later, Abby started to cry!
It had been awhile and their mom still hadn’t come, so Marie-Grace got up to look after Abby.
“Oh, Abby, what’s wrong?” Marie-Grace asked as she held Abby’s tiny hand.
Marie-Grace knew that sometimes babies just wanted to be held, so she lifted Abby out of her bed.
“Shh, it’s okay! I’m here.” Marie-Grace said gently.
Marie-Grace sat down and gave her a little cuddle.
“You wanna hear a song? Shush now, Abby, you are just fine. You’ve got a sister to love you for all time. And whenever you are feeling sad, I will be there to make you, once again glad.” Marie-Grace sang her lullaby in a gentle whisper.
And soon enough, Abby had stopped crying and fell asleep in her sister’s arms.
P.S. Marie-Grace’s lullaby was sung to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”