One of the most precious things in life right now is watching our boys love on each other. They are crazy about one another. I am so, so thankful. I can’t tell you how happy it makes my heart to see our boys playing, laughing, hugging, wrestling, kissing, and cuddling with each other. Little Brother is at the age now where he is actually a playmate to Big Brother instead of just a “baby”. It’s amazing how their relationship has grown in just the last month.
Last week, Little Brother woke up before Big Brother (which never happens). His first words were “Tee-buh” (how he pronounces his brother’s name which is oddly the same thing Big Brother called himself for the longest time). We tried to get him to cuddle with us in the bed, but he just slid down and went down to Big Brother’s bedroom, knocking on the door and saying “Tee-buh, sleep. Tee-buh, sleep.” Once Big Brother came out of his room, Little Brother was SO EXCITED. It was absolutely precious and a memory I hope I’ll never forget. My heart smiled.
Big Brother has recently been talking about the topic of “best friends.” I’m not really sure where he heard this terminology as it isn’t really something we talk about. But one day he looked at Little Brother and said, “You’re my best friend.” My heart melted.
And then there is the topic of sticking up for each other. We were at the park not too long ago when another child pushed Little Brother. Big Brother promptly shouted, “Don’t push my wittle brudder!” My heart secretly soared.
Watching the bond between these boys get stronger each day is truly a blessing within a blessing. My heart’s desire is that they will grow up being each other’s best friend, growing into Godly men who encourage each other in their faith.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one (brother) sharpens another.” -Proverbs 27:17 (replacement mine)