Thursday, March 5, 2009

Brotherly Love

I think that our boys have a pretty typical sibling relationship. We have good days and bad days. It's kind of like the whole "waking up on the right or wrong side of the bed" thing. There are days that they get along great and I stumble upon them (gasp) cooperating and enjoying each others company. And then there are days when they literally "come out swinging" from their bedroom doors first thing in the morning.

We had one of those days (the latter) last Saturday and I remember at one point in the day sighing and wondering to myself if they would ever become the kind of friends that I hope and pray they will be.

And then that evening, as if in response to my pondering, God blessed me with this...



They had asked to sleep together (something we allow when it is not a school night) and when I came in to check on them I found them snuggled together like this. I'm not sure if you can tell, but Richie had his arm around Will.

This gives me hope. A hope I will cling to on the good days...and the bad.

29 comments:

Tiffani said...

aw! my goodness, how precious! I LOVE those moments!

I completely agree...and I always tell mine on the "bad" times...you will ALWAYS have each other..friends will come and go but your brother/sister will ALWAYS be there with you...so enjoy it! ;)

life with the wisners said...

so...this made me so happy. and i can't imagine what it did for you.

God is good.

love this so much.

Short Stop said...

This is so utterly and wonderfully precious.

I echo your sentiments. We have those same kinds of days.

Simply love this.

Growin' with it! said...

oh ho ho...we've had the same kinda stuff going on around here. i wrote a post about it too! precious. so as a mom to 2 boys, you know these pictures just make me melt!

thanks for the lovin' today btw too!

Angie said...

Precious! What a sweet relationship they share...truly - even on "those" days!

Lynn said...

Awww...such a sweet post. Don't you love when God blesses us with those small but needed answers to prayer?

Darlene R. said...

So cute. I have one like this that I have been wanting to post. I might have to do that now.

I am sure that they will be great friends.

Leah in Iowa said...

Aww - so sweet! =)

Teresa said...

How sweet!! :) Keep that picture close at hand for the days in which they aren't so snugly!! :)

Yankee Mama said...

Aww that made me tear up SO stinkin' sweet!

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

That is so encouraging - we're having one of the "come out swinging" days! Hopefully it was just a "come out swinging" morning and everyone will be happier after nap time. :)

His Girl said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... one of those amazing mommy moments that keeps you going.

JP's MOM said...

so sweet!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Ditto to what His Girl said. What a blessing!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Isn't God good to give us these little moments to encourage us? I love it...they are precious.

Shelley said...

That was beautiful Alana! Cling to that my dear! Especially during those "coming out swinging" days. :)

beth said...

So stinkin' sweet. Good for you for getting a picture of it! I can imagine how you'll treasure this pic through the years!

Gray Matters said...

Could be one of the sweetest things I've ever seen.

Monica @ Paper Bridges said...

it look yours are young. My boys are 9 and 6; they do fight, but I see how they help each other and play together. it gets better!

the other day, the elder had his arm around the other. so sweet!

monica

Denise said...

sweet pix.
i love when my kids show genuine love to each other. makes this mommy's heart glad.

Carissa said...

those boys are SWEET...just like their mama!!!

Janelle said...

Thank you for sharing this! I love these moments and nee to appreciate when they come!

Rochelle said...

How precious!!! These are priceless.

michelle said...

The love/hate part is the glue! They will be best friends! You can just tell by watching them!

Julie said...

I love these pictures!!! Just precious!!!

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Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Those are the sweetest moments of all...I love getting pictures of Nathan and Grace sleeping together. The limbs thrown carelessly over one another, the peaceful expressions on their faces. It makes me hopeful too that they will be friends forever!

Xandra

Paula said...

Haven't popped over here in a long time.....that is very cute.

Sing4joy said...

Just absolutely precious!