Friday, October 26, 2007

Brotherly Love

Posted by Mandy at 7:52 AM

This is a picture of Carter and Samuel when Sam was about 3 weeks old. I was just talking to Leeann the other day about how when I was pregnant I was SO worried about how Carter would do with no longer being the baby of the family... that he'd hate the baby, or be angry with me, or just sad that he was "pushed aside" for this new little bundle. What a shock that he's stepped right into the big brother role with flying colors! He LOVES his baby... that's what he calls Sam.. "his" baby. Just lately he calls him his "brudder" which melts me. It has occured to me that I really don't know what to expect out of two brothers. I had two step brothers that I grew to love over the years, but I know it's very different from the way I felt/feel about my biological sister that I can't remember my life without. I know what sisterly love is like... but brotherly love? What does that look like? What will they be like together in the future? I can just imagine them wrestling and giggling together in the living room, playing dump trucks in the dirt outside, playing swords and guns, riding bikes, jumping in mud puddles, and of course, pestering their sister. I know that my sister and I still hug each other and give kisses on the cheek.. and always have. Will my boys be this way together? Will they show affection the way we did or will two brothers' love for each other be much different? I can't wait to find out! I'm so excited to see them grow up together. Siblings are such a blessing... even though they can sometimes seem like such the opposite.


Mommatude on Friday, 26 October, 2007 said...

I have no idea about brotherly love either,I grew up with one brother and I have two girls too-so I would be lost.I love the picture,too cute.

silly me on Saturday, 27 October, 2007 said...

it's awesome! i can't imagine life without all those brotherly things you mentioned! they have a bond that doesn't include me - and i think that's incredible.

i'm lovin' all the updates. i'm sorry i haven't commented in forever - i talk to you so much i assume it takes the place, but i know better!

WendyJanelle on Saturday, 27 October, 2007 said...

I have no brothers, so I didn't know what to expect either. Now, with three sons, I can tell you that life is BUSY. Brotherly love means punching your "brudder", all in fun. It means constant wrestling matches and races. Everything is a (friendly) competition. They love each other. They protect each other. They share (some of the time). I hope they will always be this close!!

Maury Draper on Tuesday, 30 October, 2007 said...

I don't know anything about brotherly love either. My sis and I were 11 yrs apart, and I always longed for someone close in age to me, so I am loving watching the kids being friends and looking out for each other!

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