Our family has gone through a lot of changes in the past 4 years. Some go by without notice. Some are out there for anyone to see. Recently, Sydney came home from college to discover that Lucas has finally won the battle they started 4 years ago in the Philippines....who is the tallest. I'm not sure who was more surprised. They stood in the kitchen, her looking up, him looking down. I would have expected joking, ribbing and all out gloating. What we got instead was arms linked and a willing photo of two siblings that have traveled a long road to be family. Inches may separate them in height but the relationship that began in the Philippines can't be measured.