This month I am writing a letter to both of my boys. They have captured my heart lately watching their little relationship blossom and I want to always remember this time of our lives.
To my sweet little boys:
You are each at such different stages in your lives. Korver, at 15 months you are very much a baby still. You only say a few words, but understand a whole lot more. You still love your bottles of milk, eating with your hands, and you walk like a drunkin sailor most of the time. You are still snuggly, especially at bed time, and you give “open mouth” kisses on command. Your favorite thing to do right now is CLIMB! Like your daddy, you’re always trying to get to a higher place. You seem to have no fear…a daredevil like your brother. You watch him all day long and study his every move.
Boston, I’ve noticed lately that you are really growing up. I can tell by the way you treat your little brother. When he was born you had a hard time not being the baby anymore. You did naughty things to your brother and pestered him all day long. He used to run away from you because he was scared of what you might do to him.
But lately, you have changed. You are showing more kindness towards him. You are helping mommy out by rescuing him when he is in danger and playing with him when I need a break. You are wrestling with him, but not rough like you used to. Now you let Korver climb on you and let him be the one on top. You do this because you are big, and you understand it makes him happy. As you have started to show more kindness towards him, he now wants to follow you around and “hang out” with you more.
It seems you see that he is no longer your competition, but rather your friend. You seem to understand that he is still a baby and learning so many things. You seem to know it is your responsibility to teach him about life. When you make those annoying little sounds, he does the same right after you. When you are mad or upset, he gets concerned. His face lights up when you roll the ball to him or play peek-a-boo.
Boston, I hope you will always be an example to your little brother. Always remember he is watching you. I hope you will always realize the importance of reaching out to him and protecting and loving him.
Korver, I hope you will always feel safe and loved by your big brother. He loves you. You are brothers for life and he will always be there for you! I look forward to all the joyous days ahead watching you two grow up together.
Love my boys so much. I am blessed.
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